Notre Dame Remains on 4-star's Radar

Old Tappan (N.J.) Northern Valley High four-star quarterback Devin Fuller is being recruited as a quarterback and defensive back, depending the school, and he spoke to about Notre Dame's interest.

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – While the debate rages whether Notre Dame will take a quarterback in the 2012 class, Old Tappan (N.J.) Northern Valley High's Devin Fuller is grappling with playing quarterback or defensive back in college.

And Fuller, who is a four-star quarterback in a spread offense, said the Irish continue to keep in contact with him about playing on offense, and is hearing exactly that from coach Brian Kelly.

"Brian Kelly wants me in the spread," Fuller said. "They brought in a quarterback this year who's spread, so they kept my interest."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Fuller is a dynamic athlete who threw for 1,844 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions last season, and also ran for 2,306 yards and 32 touchdowns for the small North Jersey school.

He said his remains in contact with the Irish, but is yet to decide whether or not he will visit Notre Dame. However, Fuller said the Irish remain interested, and the feeling is mutual.

"I talk to coach Kelly sometimes, and also (assistant) coach (Bob) Diaco," Fuller said. "I email with them and call them sometimes."

Fuller, who holds a verbal offer from the Irish and received a visit during the spring evaluation period, is planning to visit UCLA, Michigan and Nebraska this summer.

"I think after my three visits, I'll be free," Fuller said. "After I get back, I'll look at my schedule and see if I have free time and try to get to more places, but it's not for certain."

Fuller has not officially trimmed his list, but has 15 schools he is considering. And the Irish made the cut.

However, before he gets down to the nitty-gritty of picking schools to visit officially, he will have to decide between playing quarterback or defensive back in college.

"I'm 50-50 on it right now," Fuller said. "With the schools I cut it down to, it's about 11 quarterback, four for an athlete-type player."

One thing that is undeniable is Fuller's athleticism and speed. During the recent NJSIAA Meet of Champions, he ran a first leg of 48.8 seconds in the 4 X 400 meter relay, helping his team to a third place finish.

"I was looking to go 48-something and trying to get a good distance for (the rest of the team), and trying to do my best," Fuller said. Top Stories