Northern Valley (N.J.) Old Tappan four-star cornerback Jordan Fuller’s past and future visit schedule may give an indication of what he's thinking, even if he is not yet ready to trim his extensive offer list.
Fuller visited Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA, and he is planning a summer trip to Notre Dame. He is also contemplating trips to Alabama, Florida State and TCU, but it is not sure he will make those visits.
“I haven’t really started to narrow it down yet,” Fuller said. “I kind of have a general sense of every school.
“If I think about Rutgers, I think of being close to home, the Big Ten. Penn State? I think of family, close to home, on the rise.”
The two teams in the Pac-12, Stanford and UCLA, are programs he follows because his brother, Devin Fuller, plays for the Bruins. He recently visited Stanford, and was taken aback.
“Stanford, it’s amazing. Gorgeous, great academics,” he said. “Their defensive backs coach (Duane Akina) has coached some real dudes.
“With UCLA, my brother goes there, and they treat him right. They’re a program that is always successful.”
Fuller is well-versed in recruiting because he watched his brother go through the process, so he is using a wide-angle lens when viewing his options.
Academics are important, he said, and it was the basis for many of his trips. And it is why he plans on visiting Notre Dame, which he hears plenty about from Irish freshman quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who played at Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep.
“I’m going to visit,” Fuller said. “I know the campus is beautiful already. I want to see everything Brandon Wimbush has been telling me, why he loves it. I want to see the academic side as well.”
Fuller was unable to make it to Notre Dame during his last trip to the Midwest, but he was able to see a pair of the Big Ten’s most recognizable programs in the fall in Ohio State and Michigan.
And when he thinks of the Buckeyes, one thing jumps to the forefront.
“National champs, and I believe they can do it again,” he said. “Obviously, there is a great vibe around the program, and they develop you, for sure.
“Michigan, you can definitely play early there,” he said. “They don’t care how old you are, as long as you can play. And the academics, of course.”