A 2014 tight end originally from Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King, Fuchs received a Rutgers offer this week from head coach Kyle Flood and plans to officially visit Dec. 7.
"It feels good to get an offer from Rutgers," Fuchs said. "I really liked them, but things were shaky [in high school] because they were switching offensive coordinators. I like Rutgers a lot. I think I would fit well in their program."
Fuchs said Rutgers has been the most aggressive recruiter since he received his release from Connecticut in the aftermath of Paul Pasqualoni's departure. He is friends with Wiafe, who will enroll at Rutgers next semester, and expects to enroll for the spring semester.
"I'm very serious about them," Fuchs said. "I've been talking to coach Flood, and I had a few conversations with [quarterbacks] coach [Rob] Spence. I like the Rutgers coaches. They're cool guys, easy to talk to."
"I've never been up there, so I'm excited," Fuchs said. "I know they have a big dome, so I want to check it out. [Hunt] says it's good."
"Right now, I don't know when I want to decide, but I'm going to enroll in the spring," Fuchs said. "Rutgers and Syracuse are my only visits I'm taking right now, but we'll see how it goes."
Fuchs signed with Connecticut out of high school, but went to prep school in the fall. After decommitting and receiving his release from the program, Fuchs expects to play his college football elsewhere. He is also exploring the option of walking on to the Connecticut basketball team.