Fuller: Rutgers in "Great Position"

HILLSDALE, N.J. — Four-star quarterback Devin Fuller leads Northern Valley Regional High (Old Tappan, N.J.) in the state championship next Saturday at the Meadowlands. Fuller has one official visit under his belt and the other four planned. After his four-touchdown performance in the semi-finals, Fuller discussed where Rutgers stands.

HILLSDALE, N.J. — Northern Valley Regional High School (Old Tappan, N.J.) four-star quarterback Devin Fuller told ScarletReport.com first that Rutgers was in his top five.

Six weeks later, Fuller has a Nebraska official visit under his belt and four more planned.

That includes Rutgers, where he plans to visit soon after his Dec. 3 state championship game at Metlife Stadium against Wayne Hills.

"I'll definitely take one there," Fuller said. "I've been to Rutgers a ton of time but the coaches and some other guys keep telling me I need to take an official there as well."

Though Fuller is still considering 10 schools, he knows the five that get official visits. Along with Rutgers, Fuller plans to return to UCLA in an official capacity and take official visits to TCU and Alabama. He took his first official visit in October to Nebraska.

All five schools have positives and negatives, Fuller said and he has no leader. Fuller plans to take all five official visits before deciding sometime between the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and National Signing Day.

"Rutgers is in great position right now," Fuller said. "You know I love [defensive backs] coach [Jeff] Hafley. We have a great relationship. I have friends going there. It's a great atmosphere. I love Rutgers."

Rutgers shot up from in the mix for Fuller to the top part of his list over the summer after he played in the 7-on-7 Schiano Shootout. Prior to the 7-on-7, Rutgers recruited Fuller primarily as a defensive back, but began looking at him seriously as a quarterback after a good day in front of the staff.

Injuries early in his senior season proved to be a blessing in disguise for Fuller, who had to rely more on his pocket-passing ability. With more and more film available on Fuller as a passer, most of his top schools are recruiting him as a quarterback first. Fuller has 2,092 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. On the ground, Fuller has 1,130 yards and 15 touchdowns.

"I hope [they take notice]," Fuller said on his senior season. "That's what I want to play in college. Quarterback is what I love."

If Fuller ends up not playing quarterback, he is not a lock to play defensive back in college.

"I don't want to play defense," Fuller said. "I don't want to put my body through that every play. At quarterback, you take hits, but it's not like defense. That takes a toll."

Fuller said he watches as many Rutgers games as he can and that he plans to watch the Scarlet Knights play for a share of the Big East title Saturday against Connecticut.

"They're on a roll right now and I love watching them," Fuller said.


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