Rutgers has multiple players from the Tampa area, including impact kick returner Jeremy Deering, and a former head coach now running the Buccaneers in Greg Schiano. Aware of what Rutgers represents, Fullwood met this week's verbal scholarship offer with enthusiasm.
"I just felt really excited because I've been hearing about Rutgers and following them," Fullwood said. "When they finally offered me, it was just a relief. I'm glad I finally got it because Rutgers is a great school."
Defensive line coach Jim Panagos has ties to the area dating back to his time with UCF. He and head coach Kyle Flood have both been in contact with Fullwood, who likes Rutgers so far.
"I talk mostly with coach [Panagos], but also coach Flood," Fullwood said. "He's a really good football guy."
An aspiring sports broadcaster, Fullwood said education is his top priority when coming to a decision. He does not have a visit set up to Rutgers, but said he is looking into one and could go for camp this summer.
"They have a really great academic thing going on with their program and that's what I'm all about," Fullwood said. "I really like the big education opportunities at Rutgers, especially when them heading to the Big Ten."
Fullwood is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound athlete being recruited primarily as a cornerback. He has experience at quarterback and receiver as well.
"When you look at my highlight tape, you're going to see that I don't take too many big hits, I avoid them," Fullwood said. "I can cover well because I'm long, powerful, rangy but at the same time I'm quick on my feet. I would like to have more picks than hits. That's my style."