Fuller Still Hungry

Jeffrey Fuller is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Texas, however the McKinney native still thinks he has a lot to prove this season despite the fact that he currently holds 26 written scholarship offers. Fuller does have Oklahoma pretty high on his list and talked to us not only about the Sooners, but his goals for the upcoming season.

Jeffrey Fuller holds offers from many of the major players right now and the 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver was recently rated a four-star prospect by the group of experts at Scout.com. While many players would be happy or even complacent after the recruiting success that Fuller has had so far, he is still hungry and will be playing with a chip on his shoulder this season.

"My main goal of this offseason is to get better as a player in every aspect of my game because last year I did not play up to my expectations and I did not help my team as much as I could," Fuller said. "Last year was a big disappointment for me statistically, not for the sake of vanity, but because I know I am better than that and can be a bigger help to my team. Last year was the first for our school and we did not have any senior leadership, however I am not one to make excuses and this year I will have to be one of those senior leaders we could have used last season. Past that I would be extremely honored to be selected to play in the Army All-American game that I was recently nominated for. That is a big goal for me and I'm going to fight to get it."

Fuller visited Norman months ago along with his father and little sister and had an opportunity to get to know the campus, meet the coaching staff and check out the facilities the Sooner program had to offer. Just as important as all of those things, he had an opportunity to get a feel for the atmosphere at Oklahoma and find out if it fits what he is looking for.

"When we went to Oklahoma Coach (Bob) Stoops sat down with my dad and me for a while and talked about how I would fit in there," Fuller stated. "He talked to me about what he liked about me as a person and guaranteed me that I would always be surrounded by great people if I came to Oklahoma. Coach Stoops is real, he's up front and when I met the other assistant coaches I could see that they were all good people, just like he said they were."

"Norman was very small, smaller then I expected actually," Fuller added. "The enrollment at Oklahoma was actually smaller then I thought too and I would say I felt pretty comfortable on campus there, although I think that is the point when coaches take time with you at these schools. Their facilities were top of the line, I mean all of these schools I have been to just have great facilities, but Oklahoma's were among the best. They also have one of the top business schools in the area which is very important to me and will play a large role in my decision."

Not many players bring up a particular field of interest in terms of major as juniors in high school, so we asked Fuller what has piqued his interest in business and where he thinks it came from.

"I have always wanted to get into some sort of business background and academics are very important to me anywhere I go. Right now I have a core GPA of 3.6 and scored a 1200 out of 1600 on my SAT and really value education highly. My main goal is to get to the NFL just like any other kid, however I think something in real estate would be great to fall back on incase I don't realize that dream. My father invests a lot and does some real estate, so I guess that is were I got the bug from. I'm going to spend a lot of time looking at each school's business program individually because I want academic greatness as well."

"As far as were Oklahoma stands in particular, I'd say they are pretty high on my list of schools right now," Fuller explained. "I talk to Coach (Josh) Heupel often and have a good relationship built with him at this point. We text back and forth and sometimes get a chance to speak over the phone and when we do talk, it's typically him talking to me about what I want to do academically, not just football. Oklahoma is in bowl games every year, they won a national championship a few years back and they're always a contender. As for the distance factor, I won't know how big of a part that will play until I visit all the schools. I plan to take a few official visits this season and whenever I feel 100-percent about a school I will commit."

As a junior Fuller caught 26 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He benches 265 pounds, squats 370 and has a 36-inch vertical jump. Fuller earned second-team All-District honors last season.

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