Fuller Discusses UCLA Visit

Northern Valley Regional High (Old Tappan, N.J.) four-star quarterback Devin Fuller made his third official visit when he tripped to UCLA over the weekend. He was hosted by a fellow quarterback and learned how he would be used in the Bruins' offense as well as got an in-depth look at the academic side of UCLA...

Devin Fuller knows enough about Los Angeles because he has family in Chatsworth, and over the weekend he got an in-depth look at UCLA.

Freshman quarterback Brett Hundley hosted the four-star quarterback out of Northern Valley High (Old Tappan, N.J.), and the two hit it off quickly.

"They had a great time," said Fuller's father, Bart, who accompanied him on the trip. "The campus, Devin thought it was beautiful. Academics are real good. He enjoyed himself."

Leaving sub-freezing temperatures for the SoCal climate was also a nice perk.

"Playing in warm weather is a plus," Bart Fuller said. "L.A., as opposed to the San Fernando Valley, is a little cooler with the breeze coming off the Pacific all the time."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Fuller already made visits to Nebraska and TCU, so he had a base for expectations heading to UCLA, but he was excited to hear how new coach Jim Mora Jr. and his staff would use him.

"They had about 18 to 20 recruits in and I think he felt real good about their plan for him, and the style of offense they're going to be using, Bart Fuller said. "It's kind of like multiple-type offenses, not set in stone, one type of offense ((like) pro or spread. They'll do a variation on a lot of things.

"They're focusing on his ability to run and to pass. In that regard, it was good."

Fuller is a true dual-threat quarterback, and he refined his passing skills when a leg injury severely limited his mobility during the first part of his senior season.

Still, Fuller completed 127 of 195 passes for 2,247 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran 120 times for 1,326 yards and 17 touchdowns.

As a defensive back, Fuller had 40 tackles and had two interceptions.

However, how Fuller would be used in the offense was only a small part of the visit. "We met with the academic advisors and some of the top people in the business school," Bart Fuller said. "(They) said how important it is at UCLA, almost to the point where it's more important than football. So that was a great message they were conveying."

Another asset in regards to UCLA is the proximity of family, which lives in Chatsworth.

"To have family close - my sister and (Devin) he has cousins there that are 30 minutes away – if anything crazy would happen or he needs help or support, they would be right there," Bart Fuller said. "Going that far, that is something we've talked about, and it would be a plus."

Next on Fuller's schedule is this weekend's official visit to Rutgers. He will make his last official visit the final weekend of January, but is yet to decide on the location.

Notre Dame has been involved lately, but could drop out of the nation's No. 1 quarterback, Gunner Kiel of Columbus (Ind.) East High, enrolls there this week.

"We were thinking about the final visit to Notre Dame because they were coming pretty hard the last three weeks," Bart Fuller said. "If (the Kiel news) is true, then it will probably come down to Arizona and Baylor for the last visit."

Fuller is uncertain when he will announce his decision.


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