Pittsburgh lands another NY standout

The University of Pittsburgh has landed their second standout from Central (N.Y.) The Panthers previously landed Paul V. Moore running back Irvan Brown. New York football is on the rise and the Panthers will need to recruit heavily, and having a foundation is critical.

Syracuse (N.Y.) Henninger linebacker/safety Doug Fulmer (6-4, 220, 4.5) was almost ready to commit to Pittsburgh after his official visit (12/17). Fulmer was well aware that then Head Coach Walt Harris was leaving, so he decided to wait until a replacement was named. Dave Wannstedt was named as Harris' successor, and the new coach spoke to the (N.Y.) athlete.

"He said they really liked my film, and thought that I could add some speed and athleticism to the defense," Fulmer said. "After talking to Wannstedt I realized Pittsburgh was the place for me."

As a junior Fulmer was named 4^th team All-State, 1st team All-Central New York by CNYHSFootball.com, and Post-Standard 1st team Class AA-2. After his senior season Fulmer was named 1^st team All-Central New York by the Post-Standard, and was named as a repeat selection by CNYHSFootball.com

Fulmer registered 42 tackles and three interceptions. On offense he caught 13 passes for 283 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Fulmer has also run back several kickoffs for scores during his prep career. He is being brought to Pittsburgh as an outside linebacker/safety, but he could develop into a very athletic defensive end.

"They are impressed with me as an athlete, they think I bring a lot to the table," Fulmer said.

Fulmer runs the 400 and the 4x400 relay on the Henninger track team, and is a Forward on the Black Knights basketball team.

The Henninger star should have little problem being cleared academically, as he has already scored 900 on the SAT

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