SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Ending his high school career as an U.S. Army All-American, Jordan Fuller has no complaints as he looks back at his senior season at Old Tappan (N.J.) High.
“It couldn’t of gone any better,” Fuller said of senior season. “We won a state championship. So that was really my main goal. I really didn’t have any individual goals to be honest. I just wanted the state championship.”
Individually, however, Fuller did admit he did a little more skill to his game.
“I think I got faster, stronger, smart too,” Fuller said. “I’ve been watching film a lot more.”
As far as his recruitment goes, Fuller has narrowed his official visit list down Ohio State (Jan. 15), Notre Dame, Penn State and Michigan (Jan.22), who are all trying to lock down his final commitment before he set to announce his decision on or near national signing day on Feb. 3.
“Before I commit I am just going to map out all the pros and cons of each school, and make the best decision for me,” Fuller said. “Like sitting down with family and stuff.”
Fuller also noted his deciding factors will be: education, football, playing time and what majors he could possible enroll in.
That being said, Fuller then gave his thoughts on his final four schools involved, starting with Ohio State.
“They just develop their guys on and off the field,” Fuller said. “And the win games.”
The closest school in his recruitment, Penn State, is a clear advantage for Nittnay Lions, says Fuller.
“The location is great,” Fuller said of PSU. “Close enough to home but far enough from home. A real family vibe and up and coming program.”
His third school, Notre Dame, overall education seems to be playing a big factor with Fuller.
“Education is great,” Fuller said of ND. “The balance between education and football is great. I know some guys on that team, and they say they love it.”
However, the “Jersey” connection with Michigan is what is standing out about the Wolverines, says Fuller.
“Michigan, they love Jersey guys, so that means a lot to me,” Fuller said. “And (their) education is great too. The tradition there, I think Michigan pays attention to their corners, too.”
And Fuller says U-M is recruiting New Jersey with a plan.
“It’s an initiative,” Fuller said of U-M’s focus on Garden state products. “They want to have guys that live in similar places. Like, if one of them wants to go home they cold travel with each other. Just having the familiarity and stuff like that.”
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