Fuller Wants Chance to Play QB in College

It is hard to keep a level head when recruitment is as hectic as it is for Devin Fuller. The Old Tappan quarterback has more than 20 Division I verbal scholarship offers, but Rutgers was there first. ScarletReport.com caught up with Fuller to talk about what it means to be the first to offer him and where RU stands.

Old Tappan quarterback Devin Fuller will not cut his list until the end of July, but when he does, Rutgers will "probably" make the cut.

Fuller may cut his list of 20-plus offers to as low as 10, he said, but wants to make at least a few visits before he does so.

"I have not cut my list at all and won't until I visit some schools," Fuller said. "I'm going to take lots of visits. I don't want to ‘ex-out' anyone before making sure it's not right for me."

Fuller's recruitment exploded since Rutgers first offered him in September, but his home state university is still in good position.

"Rutgers has always been in my heart," he said. "It's so close and they were there before most schools even knew my name."

Fuller said his interactions with assistant coach Jeff Hafley is a big reason why he likes Rutgers.

"He's my man," he said. "We don't even talk about football much. We talk every day and have a great relationship. When I text with him, it's just like texting one of my friends."

Of the more than 20 schools pursuing Fuller, about 70 percent of them told him he will get a chance to play quarterback.

The Rutgers coaching staff told Fuller he could have that chance in Piscataway.

"I want to play quarterback," Fuller said. "I at least want the chance to play quarterback. If it doesn't work, 'oh well,' but I would at least like the opportunity to try."

Fuller's recruiting status will not change until he gets out of school in late June. After that, he will begin visiting some of the farther away schools before cutting his list.

Wisconsin and UCLA are in his travel plans and more schools will be added to the list later.

"It's been a great few months," Fuller said. "It's an honor to be recruited like this. I feel pride. I have to act like I've been there before, but I haven't, so it gets crazy.

My parents do a good job of making sure I don't brag or get a big head. My coach does a lot with the recruiting so it doesn't become overwhelming.

No matter what happens this summer, Fuller said his main focus is his senior season at Old Tappan, where he hopes to further establish himself as a dual-threat quarterback.

"I don't pass as much as I'd like too, but that's our coaching scheme," he said. "When we get into 4th and 18, it's like ‘OK Devin, QB draw, go' and it usually works. A lot of people don't know how good my arm is. Not a lot of high school quarterbacks can run and throw like I can."

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