Florida 4-star Planning Rutgers Visit

Four-star Fort Meade (Fla.) prospect Brandon Fulse said he is in the process of scheduling an unofficial visit to Rutgers for next month. Fulse holds dozens of offers, and is being recruited by schools to play either tight end or defensive end. Fulse talks about Rutgers, and whether anyone from the staff has been by the school to see him. He also lists a few other schools he will try and visit.

Rutgers was one of the first schools to offer Fort Meade (Fla.) High four-star prospect Brandon Fulse, sending him an offer Sept. 1, and he hasn't forgotten it. He also isn't about to write off the school as a possible college destination.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Fulse, who plays defensive tackle and tight end, said he is in the process of scheduling a June unofficial visit to Rutgers.

"I'm trying to go up there on a visit,'' he said. "I haven't talked to a lot of their coaches, but I have interest in them. One of the coaches came to practice last week, but I didn't talk to him.''

Fulse, who holds dozens of offers, isn't well versed in Rutgers' history, but his interactions with the coaching staff coupled with his knowledge of the program, and its history of recruiting Florida kids, is reason enough to make the trek north.

"They're in the Big East and competing for the Big East championship every year,'' Fulse said. "I know a little bit about them, but I didn't catch any of their games last year.''

Among the other schools on Fulse's radar for a summer visit are Alabama, Auburn, Texas Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Michigan and Georgia. He also plans on visiting the Florida schools, each of whom offered.

"I'm just trying to get out and look around,'' Fulse said.

When it comes to a college decision, Fulse termed it "a 50-50 chance'' he leaves Florida. So, what is he looking for in a school?

"Just getting along with the coaches,'' he said, "and if I feel comfortable away from home, and if I feel comfortable on the campus, and with playing time and academics.''

As a junior, Fulse made 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 70 tackles and 10 sacks.

Most of the schools are recruiting him to play tight end.

"I can go for defensive end,'' he said. "I could go with both, but right now I like tight end.''

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