3-star playmaker high on Vandy

Jody Fuller is arguably the top WR prospect in the state of North Carolina for 2012. The 6-0, 200 pound junior is built like a running back but makes plenty of plays at wide receiver for his Sun Valley (Monroe, NC) Spartans. Many schools have taken notice of Fuller's unique skill set as he already holds offers from schools such as Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and now Vanderbilt.

"Chris Beatty offered me probably about a month ago," said Fuller. "I was surprised because I haven't really ever talked to them before. He hit me up on Facebook and told me to give him a call and that's when they offered."

Coach (Chris) Beatty definitely has an eye for talent at wide receiver. He was the head coach at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, where he coached the current Minnesota Vikings star Percy Harvin. Fuller stated that Beatty mentioned that fact to him, and that Vanderbilt has a real need for playmakers. One of the main things that he also pointed out is that Fuller would have a chance to play early at Vanderbilt. Early playing time is just one of the many things that this top prospect is looking for.

"I want to play and be comfortable with the people, and to make a name for myself," he said. "I also would like to play in the SEC, but whatever place fits me best is where I'm going to be."

Last spring, Assistant Coach Jay Graham from South Carolina was the first coach and school to verbally offer Fuller a scholarship. Since that time, he has seen his recruiting blow up. He is currently close to twenty offers and has a number of schools that he still plans to take a look at. He has already taken visits to Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, N.C. State, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He plans on taking more visits this summer before he ultimately plans to sit down and make a decision.

"South Carolina is probably in the lead but there are a bunch of other schools that are right there," Fuller said. "I am not sure about my future visits yet, but I am definitely going to some places this summer. As far as visiting Vanderbilt, that is a possibility. I plan on probably making my decision during the season next year."

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