Rutgers Improving in Race for 4-Star Fuller

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Old Tappan (Old Tappan, N.J.) quarterback Devin Fuller was among the standouts at today's 7-on-7 at Rutgers Stadium. Between games, Fuller told why he likes Rutgers even more now than he did the last time we checked in with him during the Meet of Champions in Old Bridge, N.J.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- When Chris Muller committed Thursday, Old Tappan quarterback and top Rutgers target Devin Fuller was one of the first to find out.

"I think I maybe knew before the public did," Fuller said. "[Assistant coach Jeff] Hafley was telling me on Facebook like the second it happened. He was really excited. ... Coach Hafley's my boy. He says Muller is a beast."

Fuller said he was happy for Rutgers for landing a major prospect and that he sees it as a sign of things to come — possibly himself included.

"I'd be willing to give up [quarterback]," Fuller said. "I love this school and if they get the commits I think they're going to get, it looks like a good fit for me."

Rutgers is recruiting Fuller as an athlete and not a quarterback he said. Fuller said that for Rutgers, he could see himself playing quarterback, receiver or defensive back.

"All they've told me is athlete," he said. "They just told me they want me. That's enough."

Fuller told two weeks ago that he is cut down to 12 or 13 schools and Rutgers is toward the top of his list.

The main reason? Jeff Hafley.

"I talked to Coach Hafley, Coach Cignetti and Coach Schiano a lot today," Fuller said. "I like all of those guys. Coach Hafley, I have the strongest relationship of probably any college coach. I love him. I talk to him all the time and it's not even about recruiting."

Michigan, Nebraska and UCLA are in Fuller's travel plans this summer and possibly more, he said, before getting ready for the season. Fuller said he wants to wait until the end of the season to make his decision.

Waiting longer bodes in Rutgers favor because of Fuller's interest in other Rutgers recruiting targets. The stronger the Class of 2012 is this January, the stronger the chances of landing the four-star recruit.

"I'm going to take all five of my official visits," Fuller said. "I really want to be absolutely positive I made the right decision. I'm at 12 or 13 schools now and I want to see if visits are changing things at all. ... Rutgers is definitely in it."

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