The official rankings for the North Carolina class of 2012 won't be released for a couple of months but it's never too early to take a look at some of the best players in the state. Over the next two weeks, Pack Pride will break down 10 players that will challenge for a spot among the state's top players. Today we profile WR Jody Fuller
WR Jody Fuller...6-0, 200 pounds...Sun Valley High School, Monroe, NC
The Skinny...Fuller has by far the best combination of size, speed and athleticism of the wide receivers in the 2012 class.
He has reliable hands but what really impresses is the way he accelerates to his top end speed in the blink of an eye and really attacks the defense. He doesn't shy away from contact and forces the defender to make a play. More often than not that means chasing Fuller into the end zone.
Fuller plays like someone much smaller. He is tremendous at catching the ball out in space and then exploding down the field for huge gains. The rising senior consistently breaks tackles and is a handful in the open field.
As a junior he had 75 catches for 834 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Scholarship offers...NC State, UNC, West Virginia, Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Florida
Where does the Pack stand?...Honestly, it's really hard to say. The fact that Wolfpack offensive line coach Jim Bridge is recruiting Fuller is certainly a positive. However, Fuller's recruiting has exploded so it's going to take a special connection to keep NC State on his list of favorites.
Quote on NC State:"I talked to coach [Jim] Bridge, I believe it was last Thursday. I feel comfortable with him. He's a cool guy," he said.
"I went to their junior day not too long ago. It was the last junior day they had. It's real nice. They have real nice facilities and stuff like that."
Early thoughts...One thing is for sure and that's the fact that Fuller is in no hurry to make a decision. He's stated on a few occasions that he plans to take all of his official visits before making a decision so this story will likely have multiple chapters.
South Carolina may be the team to watch in this race because Fuller has named them his top team in a couple of interviews. He's also mentioned Michigan prominently with the overall theme appearing to be his preference to go out of state.
Early NC Top 10: No. 4 WR Jody Fuller
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