Fuller racking up the offers

Fuller racking up the offers

The Aggies have been in the picture for a while, but now McKinney Boyd WR is garnering interest from across the country. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop had a chance to visit with Fuller about his interest in the Aggies and what the new offers mean for A&M's chances.

The rest of the nation is starting to find out what the people in Texas have known since last year – that McKinney (TX) Boyd High School wide receiver Jeffrey Fuller is one of the top prospects in the nation.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver showed off his skills at the Scout.com All-American Combine last month and the offers have started to pour in for the talented athlete. According to Fuller, his offer count has now reached 17 schools.

"After the combine, interest has really picked up," Fuller said. "Ohio State and LSU just offered me. Texas says they are close to offering me."

In fact, Fuller was scheduled to take an unofficial visit this weekend to Austin to see Coach Mack Brown and the Texas program where a scholarship offer may have been waiting. However, Fuller and the staff agreed to put that meeting on-hold for a couple of weeks.

"We decided to hold off on the unofficial visit," Fuller said. "They have a camp coming up on June 10, so we thought it would be best to wait and go there for the camp."

While Fuller is racking up new interest from across the nation, he's still looking at several programs like OU, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State that have been in hot pursuit since his junior campaign and already have offers extended to the talented receiver.

"I'm pretty wide open right now. I want to check out some of these new opportunities," Fuller said. "But I'm also looking closely at schools like A&M, OU, OSU, and TCU who have been recruiting me a lot longer. I just want to take it slow for now and see what happens."

With his dad a former safety at Texas A&M, the Aggie coaching staff has been recruiting the Dallas Metroplex native for some time, and they've been one of the most persistent recruiters on Fuller's radar screen.

"Coach Eggen (A&M assistant coach) stays in touch all the time, and he says they really want me," Fuller said. "A&M is definitely one of my top schools that's for sure."

Last month, Fuller expressed some concern over Texas A&M's offense, and wondered if the Aggies would give him enough opportunities to catch the ball downfield. That doesn't appear to be a concern any longer.

"I think you'll see A&M start to throw the ball downfield. That's in their plan," Fuller said. "They have some good, young quarterbacks and they have a commitment from Tommy Dorman who is one of the top passers in Texas. They definitely plan to throw the ball downfield more in the future."

But for now, Fuller plans to slow down the recruiting process and focus on finishing up his junior year at school, which ends on May 25.

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