BEAVERTON, Ore. – Four-star cornerback Jordan Fuller hasn’t said much about the recruiting process and that likely won’t change until the conclusion of The Opening Finals.
Fuller, a 6-foot-1 ½, 190-pounder from Old Tappan, N.J., helped lead Superbad to a 20-7 win over Hypercool in the opening round of 7-on-7 pool play on Thursday and he remains focused on closing out the event with a tournament championship.
For Fuller, the event has so far met his expectations.
“I was just really excited to meet new guys, see all the talent and compete against the guys,” he said. “Getting all the Nike stuff was cool too.”
Competing against the best of the best has challenged Fuller’s intensity, at least in terms of maintaining it every rep with temperatures pushing 90 degrees.
“This is different,” he said. “You’re never versus a team where everyone is elite. Out here, everybody is elite. Everybody is good. It’s good because you can’t take a play off. You can never take a play off because you don’t want to get beat deep. The competition is great; you can’t match it.”
The competition for Fuller’s commitment is even more intense.
Ranked by Scout.com as the 10th best cornerback and 113th best prospect in the nation, Fuller holds more than two dozen offers but has yet to make a dent in trimming that list.
“I’m fairly wide open still,” Fuller said. “I have to take my visits this summer.”
Fuller hasn’t set a date for a trip to South Bend but he’s confident it will happen near the end of July. His father said the family would start looking for plane tickets to Notre Dame this week.
He has maintained close contact with Irish assistant coaches Scott Booker and Todd Lyght.
“They’re saying academics and football, the mix is unmatched,” Fuller said. “That’s pretty much it and they want to get me on campus.”
Fuller also has heard positive things about Notre Dame from freshman quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who settled in on campus last month. Fuller and Wimbush have been friends for many years.
“I’ve known him since I was probably like six years old because we did track together,” Fuller said. “I talk to him quite a bit about Notre Dame.”
Fuller also knows Irish defensive lineman Andrew Trumbetti.
UCLA also could be in the mix with Fuller as his brother, Devin, is a senior wide receiver at the school.