Fulse Gearing Up for UNC Visit

This coming weekend North Carolina will welcome Brandon Fulse to its campus for an official visit.

"I like Coach [Troy] Douglas and the offense that they run – they throw it to the tight end a lot," Fulse said.

Although he has been through the state of North Carolina before, the official visit will be Fulse's first trip to UNC's campus.

"I just want to check out the campus and build a relationship with the coaches," Fulse said.

Fulse has taken two official visits already – Auburn and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, 247-pounder from Fort Meade (Fla.) is scheduled to officially visit Tennessee during the weekend of Jan. 21 and is working on scheduling an official trip to Alabama.

Besides the five aforementioned schools, Fulse is also considering Florida State and Miami.

"I'm going to take unofficial visits to [Florida State and Miami]," Fulse said. "I can just drive to them."

Sprinkled within his official visit schedule will be the majority of Fulse's in-home visits with head coaches, including Butch Davis later in the month.

Shortly after taking his final official trip, Fulse plans on making a verbal commitment.

"Right now, I'm just open," Fulse said. "Basically, [I'm looking for] a good relationship with the coaches and to feel comfortable around them and the campus."

Initially, UNC offered Fulse as a defensive lineman. During the fall, though, the staff began recruiting him as a tight end.

"I told them I wanted to play tight end," Fulse said. "I don't want to play defense. I want to play tight end. I played defense in high school, but in college I want to be a part of the offense."

UNC already has a verbal commitment from one tight end in Eric Ebron. According to Fulse, UNC is looking to add a second tight end prospect to its recruiting class.

Fulse says that he speaks to someone from UNC every week, primarily Douglas.

"Lately [Douglas] has just been talking about my visit," Fulse said.

Fulse, who will play in the Under Armour All-American Game on Wednesday, ended his senior season with 43 receptions for 735 yards and ten touchdowns. He also had eight sacks on defense.

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