Jordan Fuller took plenty of visits and took his time in trimming his extensive offer list to eight schools, and now he is set to identify schools to officially visit.
The Old Tappan (N.J.) Northern Valley prospect, who is the top cornerback in New Jersey, is listing Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, TCU, UCLA, Virginia Tech. He has no leader, and is yet to set up any official visits, but he spent Saturday night at Rutgers, watching the Scarlet Knights battle No. 4 Michigan State.
"It was a great atmosphere," Fuller said. "I loved the way they played, too."
Fuller gave his thoughts on each of his eight finalists, which are listed alphabetically:
Michigan: "I would definitely have the opportunity to play early there. The education obviously speaks for itself, and I believe coach (Jim) Harbaugh is going to bring them back to prominence."
Notre Dame: "I was familar with them because I know Brandon Wimbush and Andrew Trumbetti and they love it.That says a lot. Both of those kids are like me. (Assistant) coach (Todd) Lyght, he would be coaching my position and he's been there. And a Notre Dame education speaks for itself."
Ohio State: "I think they do everything the right way there, and they work hard on and off the field. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a great coach and when you're getting recruited by a program like that, it obviously means a lot because they pretty much get a lot of guys they want."
Penn State: "It's a real family bond there. I liked it ever since I visited the first time. I like going back. The balance of education and football is very attractive."
Rutgers: "It's close to home. They really develop their defensive backs, and they really take pride in that.They have good academics there, too."
TCU: "My dad went there and he tells me about the place, and that is really cool. Their team speaks for itself, and coach (Gary) Patterson is a great coach. Really, you can't beat the weather."
UCLA: "I've known them for a while with my brother (Devin Fuller) in the program. They treat my brother well, he's happy there, so that means a lot to me."
Virginia Tech: "They really pride themselves on their defensive backs. I haven't been there yet, but that is a team I am really interested in but I do not know much about (the campus)."