Top lineman holds the edge for Fullerton

Four-year schools are always looking for linemen to plug into their system and Fullerton OT John Cullen (6-6, 280) is a player who several teams already have in their sights. caught up with the talented offensive line prospect and he updated us on recruiting as well as which area he's improved the most on since he's been with the Hornets.

Cullen was a top prepster at La Mirada High School in California, but he was unable to qualify academically so he headed to Fullerton where he was immediately plugged in as the starter at left tackle.

"I take a lot of pride in protecting the quarterback," Cullen told "I know my job is important and because I was so used to pass-blocking in high school I was a lot better at that when I got here than I was at run-blocking, but I've really improved that a lot more because of my strength.

"I learned good technique in high school because I was a little bit smaller so that's the only way I could be successful, but then when I got to Fullerton I got a lot bigger and that has helped me with my drive-blocking and being a little bit more physical."

On the recruiting front Cullen is already hearing from a plethora of schools including Auburn, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Florida International.

"I don't have any offers yet, but Auburn is the school that has just started to pick it up a little bit," Cullen said. "The rest of them have been on me for a while and I'm interested in anyone who wants to recruit me right now, but I don't have any offers so I just have to be patient."

Cullen noted he's on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two after this coming season is completed.

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