Offeree Discusses Rutgers Junior Day

Old Tappan Northern Valley High standout Devin Fuller is one of New Jersey's top players of the 2012 class, and he was one of the plethora of recruits on campus for Saturday's Junior Day at Rutgers. Fuller, who holds a Rutgers offer, said the day allowed him to meet a few new coaches and see the program in a different way. He also talked about his upcoming schedule.

Old Tappan Northern Valley athlete Devin Fuller visited Rutgers plenty of times and is already familiar with the program, but Junior Day still served a vital purpose in his recruitment.

Fuller, who plays quarterback and defensive back, got a chance to meet new Scarlet Knights offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

"It's meeting new faces that they've got, and I got to know them very well," Fuller said. "I talked to mostly coach Hafley. He seems like a very good guy, he is from my area and knows my coach, and knows what I'm about.

"He was at a game watching (defensive tackle) Marquise Wright play for Paramus and said I was very good, and he said he really liked me but didn't know why Pittsburgh wasn't recruiting me."

Fuller, who holds offers from Boston College and Rutgers, was in the majority when it came to what stuck out the most during the day.

"I knew a lot of it, but I didn't know they were No. 1 in APR (Academic Progress Rate) last year," the 6-foot, 185-pound Fuller said. "I knew they were like an Ivy League school with the education. That's very important. You're not going to play football forever. I have to get a degree and put it to use when I'm doing playing."

Fuller already saw all the facilities and received academic presentations during previous visits to campus, but he was impressed with his trip into the locker room, which was laid out like a game day with equipment in the lockers.

"We actually went into the locker, and it was the second time I was in there, but the first time was kind of blurry," Fuller said. It was very nice in there."

Fuller is also getting interest from Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Penn State, Miami and UCLA. He is planning to attend junior days at Boston College (Jan. 29) and Georgia Tech (Feb. 12), and is trying to set up a schedule for where he will visit.

"I'm trying to get all these schools lined up and sit down with my family," Fuller said. "It was very exciting to kick-start the whole the process. I know people say it's get stressful, so we'll see, but I ‘m looking forward to it."

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