Fuller Down to 11, Rutgers Makes Cut

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. – After informing coaches, four-star Old Tappan Northern Valley High quarterback Devin Fuller felt ready to release his final 11 schools. ScarletReport.co spoke with Fuller last weekend about Rutgers and why the Scarlet Knights made the cut. Fuller also explained his intent to be a quarterback, and not an athlete recruit.

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. – Rutgers is one of 11 schools to make Old Tappan Northern Valley High quarterback Devin Fuller's Monday trimming of his list.

After spending significant time with many Rutgers commits and targets this weekend at Leonte Carroo's ceremony, Fuller said Rutgers is one of his top schools among the 11 to make the cut.

Fuller's first offer came from Rutgers and said that the offseason addition of Jeff Hafley to the coaching staff is huge for him.

"Coach Hafley is still No. 1 with me," Fuller said. "He's just a great friend. We don't really talk about football at all right now. We talk about life. That's what I like most about those guys is they care about you more than as just a football player. I think they like me as a quarterback from what I've heard, but I'm not even sure because we talk about so much stuff other than football."

Rutgers began looking at Fuller as a quarterback after he performed well at the 7-on-7 Schiano Shootout. Fuller, who made a decision about his position this week, said that will help in Rutgers' recruitment.

"I decided that I want to be a quarterback," Fuller said. "Some schools are saying athlete. Some are saying QB. Some are saying either, but I definitely want to be playing quarterback. There's not a question."

Officially, the 11 schools still in it with Fuller are Rutgers, UCLA, Connecticut, TCU, Miami, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Penn State, Boston College and Kansas.

Fuller said he would like to visit Rutgers practice this week before he begins his own training camp and will visit UCLA this week as well.

Connecticut and TCU are the other two schools Fuller said he has the most contact with right now. Both are recruiting him as a quarterback.

"Coach [Paul] Pasquoloni at UConn and everyone at TCU is great," Fuller said. "My dad went to TCU, so I know a lot about it from him. Academically both of those schools are very strong and they'd both give me a chance to play near home at times since they're in the Big East."

Fuller said Carroo's commitment to Rutgers will be another draw to the school for him.

"We text now and then, we're friends," Fuller said. "It's a big decision for him, but I'm happy for him because it's the right choice for him at Rutgers.

"I would most definitely like a chance to play with [Carroo] in college. I want to play quarterback in college and he's one of the best in the state. I would love to play with him."

Since Fuller's recruitment exploded during the offseason, he consistently said he wants to take multiple official visits and decide after his senior season at Old Tappan.

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