Devin Fuller Speaks With The Victors Voice

Old Tappan New Jersey quarterback Devin Fuller spoke with me a few nights ago.  He had plenty to say about a variety of topics to include; what he is looking for in a school, possible major, what position he wants to play and some thoughts on his recent offer from the Michigan Wolverines.

Last season Devin Fuller was all over the football field for his Old Tappan New Jersey high school team playing both quarterback and safety. He compiled monster stats both offensively and defensively. On offense, he completed 95 of 143 passes for 1,886 yards. He threw for 20 touchdowns and had only five interceptions. Devin also had 191 rushes for 2,306 yards and 32 touchdowns. Just as amazing as his offensive stats where he was also a fierce safety which recorded 65 tackles and three interceptions on the year. While accumulating over 4,000 yards of offense and 65 tackles on defense may seem too much for some players Devin loves being able to make an impact on both sides of the ball.

“(I like) quarterback. I can make more plays. Defense is fun too. I wouldn’t mind playing that in college either.” Devin said.

The totality of his offensive stats looks more like a player of off NCAA 11 but rests assured his 4,150 yards and 52 touchdowns are a testament to his hard work and dedication to the game. He works just as hard in the weight room as he does on the football field benching 250lbs and squatting over 450 lbs.

His exceptional talents on both sides of the ball are what makes him a coveted recruit. With barley three months left of his junior year he has already compiled 13 verbal offers from virtually every conference in the nation with each school offering him at different positions.

“Most schools have offered me as a quarterback and athlete. Some of the schools are saying slot, running back, corner or safety. Mostly, just as an all-around athlete type of player.” As far as how Michigan would like to use Devin, he said, “Michigan and I haven’t really decided what position to play me as. They said I can play a lot of positions.”

While Devin would like to play quarterback in college, he understands may be needed to play another position to help the team win. This is a role he is more than happy to fill to help win football games.

“If a guy beats me out then that is what it is. I would be happy just playing another position just to help the team win” said Devin.

Devin holds an estimated 3.1 gpa and would like to major in either business or sports management. While he is looking for a big named school to boost his resume, there are other factors that will help him ultimately decide which school is the best fit for him.

“I’m looking for academics, first off, because I know football is going to end one day. I am also looking at the football program. They have to have athletes around me. (for competition) I am also looking at what facilities they have to offer. I want to be a football player but also a student with a life as well.”

Curt Mallory is Michigan’s defensive back coach and is also responsible for recruiting Devin and other prospects from the northeast. According to Devin, they have been talking back and forth for about a week and a half and when his offer from Michigan came in he was more than excited.
“My interest level in Michigan is really high. When I heard that a place like Michigan had offered my heart kind of stopped because I know that is a big offer. I was very excited as was my family. My dad started jumping up and down for me. I was very happy.”

Even though he hasn’t visited Michigan yet he says he has heard good things about Michigan’s facilities and campus. Right now the Wolverines have a  great chance at being able to host Devin for an official visit in the future. The amount of offers for him is going to increase as the year goes on due to his athleticism and ability to play more than one position. As his recruitment heats up, we will bring you more news and information about this talented football prospect.

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