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Eric Fuller committed to Huskers, but open to looking

Four-star receiver Eric Fuller Jr. recently committed to Nebraska because it feels like home, but he's still going to go through the recruiting process, particularly with the hometown schools.

Four-star receiver Eric Fuller committed to Nebraska a month ago, but that doesn’t mean his recruitment is over.

In fact, the Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins speedster has yet to even visit Lincoln, Neb. — something he expects to do this summer.

“As of now, I’m committed to Nebraska, but things could change,” Fuller said. “So basically, I will be open to a couple of schools as things change.”

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound playmaker is ranked the No. 3 receiver in the West and No. 59 overall prospect in the 2018 class. The coaching staff made him comfortable enough to commit without the visit.

“Through my whole recruiting process before Nebraska even offered, the [Husker] coaches were always like family to me, making sure I’m good in school, off the field. I just felt like home with them.”

While Fuller has said he feels at home with the Huskers, there is also the allure of actually staying home, which is why USC is still a school that he is looking at.

“I mean it’s like, it’s home and there’s nothing like being home here in Cali. That’s one of the biggest things.”

Fuller doesn’t have any specific visit plans for local schools USC and UCLA, but is hoping to get our for spring practice of both. He said he isn’t looking for any specific things from the hometown schools, but just wants to gain a better general knowledge of the colleges and the football programs.

This offseason presents an opportunity for Fuller to expand his recruiting and he has plenty of suitors because of the one characteristic he has that you can’t teach.

“Speed… A lot of coaches, that’s the first thing they tell me, they love my speed, they love my speed. For the most part, I get it done. I get the job done.”

But when the offseason ends, ‘getting the job done’ will mean new responsibilities as he takes over primary offensive playmaker duties at Hawkins after the graduations of USC commits Greg Johnson and Joseph Lewis. 

Fuller says he’s ready for that task.

“I’m real ready. Transferring in, I was really looking up to Joseph and Greg, so I’m just basically ready to fill in their shoes.”

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