Fuller Driven by Wins, Not Stats

He's not catching a lot of passes, but that's not important to Jeffrey Fuller. The fact that his McKinney Boyd team is 4-1 matters most. Sooners Illustrated caught up with Fuller for an update on his season and what his coach thinks about his play so far.

His numbers aren't eye-popping, but numbers aren't what make University of Oklahoma commitment Jeffrey Fuller one of the top wide receivers in the country.

Through five games, the McKinney (Texas) Boyd High School senior has 11 catches for just under 200 yards and a touchdown.

But that doesn't matter to him.

"We're a run-oriented team and I'm just doing my best to make the team better," Fuller said.

It's worked so far as Boyd is 4-1 entering Friday's game against Lake Dallas.

"He's really developed into a well-rounded receiver," said Boyd head coach Don Drake. "He runs good routes, has good hands, good speed and is a really good blocker on the edge."

That last trait makes him invaluable, Drake said.

"A lot of high school kids don't work as hard on that aspect of their game, but Jeffrey has become an excellent blocker," Drake said. "That's the kind of hard worker he is. He's a true team player."

That's not to say Fuller can't put up big numbers. On Sept. 21 against Springtown, the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder caught five passes for over 100 yards and a TD.

Rated the 36th best receiver in the country, the four-star wideout made a surprise commitment to the Sooners on Sept. 12 after visiting the campus during the OU-Miami game.

"I'm really happy with it," said Fuller of his commitment. "I made my decision and I'm staying committed to it. "

Fuller will be in town this weekend for the Missouri game, he said.

As a junior, Fuller caught 26 passes for 380 yards and three scores.

He benches 265 pounds, squats 370, has a 36-inch vertical and runs a 4.55.


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