Victory Valley (Ca.) JUCO WR Donald Fusilier knows that good things come to those who wait. Fusilier graduated from high school in 2002 and, like most young people, promptly got a job in his hometown.
While working at a local movie theater, Fusilier continued to pursue football, starring for a local minor league team in Lafayette. A performance in a subsequent all-star game caught the attention of a junior college coach from Victory Valley, which is located in the high desert region northeast of Los Angeles.
The rest is history.
Fusilier, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder with 4.46 speed, caught 36 passes for 676 yards and 7 TDs as a freshman and was named first-team Southern California American Mountain Conference, as well as a Chosen One Sports All-American.
Fusilier, who averaged 18.8 yards per reception last season, also returns punts and even plays basketball for Victory Valley.
"I'm a defensive stopper on the basketball court," said Fusilier. "Right now, I'm hearing from Abilene Christian and Fort Hays St. about football. I think I'll get an offer soon."
In high school, Fusilier was an all-district football and basketball performer as well. He has the speed to blow past defensive backs and a big vertical jump to go up and make the difficult catch in traffic. Fusilier compares his game to that of NFL WR Michael Crabtree.
Right now, Fusilier is contemplating returning to Victory Valley for his sophomore season or moving on to a four-year school.