Detroit King junior linebacker Carl Fuller has been generating interest from many Midwest programs--including Michigan. Wolverine assistant Curt Mallory was at King for a visit recently.
While Fuller wasn't himself able to "bump into" Mallory while the coach was in the school, he says doesn't make him any less interested in the Maize & Blue.
"Yeah, I'm interested in Michigan. (I like their) atmosphere, and they have a leader in Dennis Norfleet. He was a leader to me and he went to Michigan. I believe he's going to be successful," Fuller told GoBlueWolverine.
Norfleet, graduated from King in 2011, and is going into his sophomore season in Ann Arbor, and Fuller says the positive feedback from Norfleet has caught his attention with Michigan.
"He has told me it's hard work," Fuller said on his conversation with Norfleet. "And they don't take plays off. That's my main interest right there."
At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Fuller helped lead King to the Detroit Public School League title in 2012. While he doesn't have a Michigan offer at the moment, he says one would definitely impact his recruitment.
"It would mean a lot to me, because that's one of the schools I looked up to growing up as a (little league player.) I always wanted to go to Michigan, Michigan State, or one of those Big Ten schools," Fuller said.
Currently, Fuller has an offer from Syracuse and plans a visit to upstate New York this summer.
"My plan this summer is to go visit Syracuse," Fuller said on the Orange, "and see how their campus is. I got an offer from them. So that's a must to go up there."
Fuller said Iowa, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Nebraska, Cincinnati, and Central Michigan have all been by King lately to check in on his services. Despite the early interest from the fore mentioned programs, he says he doesn't have a leader or any particular program he would like hear from more than the other.
Earlier this month, Fuller attended the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas. With top talent around the country in attendance, he says he held his own against the nation's best.
"I felt like I competed down there and stayed on my grounds," Fuller said.
When asked to describe his playing style, Fuller said, "I'm like as speedy type linebacker. That on run type plays, I get back there and make the hit. And on pass plays, I am able to get to the interception or swat the ball down."
As far as a decision timetable, Fuller says he's not going to rush his decision. In the meantime, he's going to be working out to get ready for his senior season.
"I am going to be doing a lot of weight lifting. I need to get my weight up. And I need to get my running technique under control."
Det. LB Fuller on Army Combine, Michigan
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