South Carolina Pledge Makes UNC Visit

North Carolina had a surprise visitor for Saturday's victory over Rutgers – South Carolina commitment Jody Fuller.

"I talked to some of the players at North Carolina – they were telling me they wanted me to come through," Fuller said. "And my teammate, [Kevin Saxon], I wanted to go with him. I came up, too, because I wanted to be there."

Saxon is a 2013 athlete, who has played quarterback and wide receiver from Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley.

Up until Saturday, UNC hadn't spoken to Fuller since the 6-foot, 201-pound wide receiver from Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley verbally committed to South Carolina in early July. He has, though, received regular mail from the Tar Heels.

During Saturday's visit, Fuller had a conversation with Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receivers coach.

"He was glad that I came through," Fuller said. "He said he hoped that I enjoyed the game and asked me what I thought about it."

Last fall, Fuller attended UNC's home game against NC State. Outside of the outcomes, the main difference between the two game visits was that the "Blue Zone" was fully completed.

"The stadium and everything, I liked how it looked closed in," Fuller said. "The atmosphere and all the fans were real nice. It was cool."

While he claims his verbal commitment to South Carolina is firm, Fuller says he plans to take all five of his official visits. The only definite official destination is South Carolina.

"I really don't know [what other schools I'll officially visit] from there," Fuller said. "But I know I might go to some other schools, like maybe Arkansas or Illinois or Virginia Tech. But I don't have it all planned out yet."

Unofficially, Fuller plans to be in Columbia on Saturday for South Carolina's home opener against Navy.

"I plan to be at a lot of South Carolina home games, but I'll go other places," Fuller said. "I'm going to take it week-by-week."

Fuller says a return to UNC is possible, as well as a trip to Virginia Tech. However, no solid plans have been established.

Fuller's senior football season is going as well as could be expected considering Sun Valley's schedule thus far. Sun Valley is 1-2 with its losses coming to state powers Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek and Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County. In three games, Fuller has seven touchdowns.

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