Fuller's First Cut Has RU; "50-50" QB or DB

Old Tappan (N.J.) Northern Valley High four-star quarterback Devin Fuller ran a 48.8-second first leg at the state 4 X 400 Monday to help his team finish third, and afterward he talked about the race, recruiting, whether he is leaning toward quarterback or defensive back, and which recruiter he was talking about when he said "I talk to him like he's my best friend."

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – It was quite a few days for Old Tappan Northern Valley four-star quarterback Devin Fuller, who saw his Meet of Champions 4 X 400 event postponed, dealt with a difficult family situation and then traveled more than an hour Monday to for the race make-up.

Fuller ran the first leg of the race in 48.8 seconds and had Old Tappan Northern Valley in the lead at the baton hand off, but the third-seeded Golden Knights couldn't hold it and finished third in a time of 3:18.46.

Now, Fuller is onto the next athletics stage, preparing for the upcoming football season, as his school's 7-on-7 began Monday, while also focusing on recruiting.

After the meet he said he had a Top 15 (he didn't name them all for fear of forgetting one since he didn't have his list with him), and Rutgers was in it, mainly because of his relationship with Scarlet Knights assistant coach Jeff Hafley.

"Hafley is one of the best recruiters," the 6-foot, 190-pound Fuller said. "He's a people person. We never ever talk about recruiting. I talk to him like he's my best friend. I call him all the time. He doesn't tell me to call, but I just call him and it's like, ‘Hey, how was your weekend? What did you do this weekend?' "

Fuller thinks highly enough of Rutgers that he was scheduled to visit the campus Saturday night, but the family situation (being withheld out of respect to the family's privacy) kept him from attending.

He holds more than two dozen offers, and Rutgers was the first school to extend one, which is important to him.

But one of the biggest issues for Fuller is what position he will play in college. Rutgers originally offered him as a defensive back, but has since told him he would get a shot at quarterback, if that was the direction he wanted to go.

"I'm 50-50 on it right now," Fuller said. "With the schools I cut it down to, it's about 11 quarterback, four for an athlete-type player. I'm still keeping (Rutgers) in the race."

Fuller said he will visit Michigan, Nebraska and UCLA this summer, and could add several others if time and finances permit.

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