Florida Gators in-home with Fuller a success

Tuesday was a busy day for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they visited several prospects and Dan Mullen was included on two of those visits.

Mullen visited Florida State defensive end commit Quashon Fuller (6-3, 277, Lehigh Acres, FL. Senior) on Tuesday and got to meet a key figure in Fuller’s recruitment.

“It was Coach Sal [Sunseri] and Coach Mullen,” Fuller said on the coaches who came by to visit him on Tuesday. “It actually went pretty well, my mom got to meet them as well.”

Fuller’s mom hasn’t met Mullen and the Gators coaching staff prior to Tuesday night and the defensive end believes it was a successful first meeting.

“We really didn’t get to have a talk after they left because she had to go pick up my brother,” he said of what his mom thought of Florida. “But I feel like just watching her body language and things like that, I feel like it went pretty good. Coach Mullen was mainly talking about education and life after football. I was actually surprised that we didn’t talk much about football.”

The defensive end has visited Florida several times in the past but he says he learned some things about the University that he didn’t know before.

“Yeah I learned some new things about Florida,” Fuller said on if he got all of his questions answered. “I didn’t know that Florida was so big in education like that. I got the majority of my questions answered too and I know I will after I take my official.”

Fuller also came into the meeting prepared and ready to ask questions and he had a key one for the coaching staff and he got an answer that he liked.

“I asked them a question about based off how you see my body being transformed in your head what position do you think I will be playing,” he said on what Florida talked to him about football wise. “They said if they had to compare me to anyone on the team position wise, they would compare me to [Jachai] Polite #99, he’s playing defensive end where he will put his hands in the dirt and he will play outside backer standing up.”

The Florida State commit has been up in the air on whether to sign early or not but he says he has finally made a decision on that and when he will take official visits.

“I’m going to wait until February,” Fuller said. “I’m taking an official to Auburn next weekend and the weekend after that it’s Florida State. I’m going to visit Florida in January.”

Once Fuller has taken all of his official visits, the Florida State commit believes he will know where he’s supposed to play college ball at.

“After I take my officials, I feel like my picture will be clear on where I’m going,” he said.


INSIDERS TAKE: Tuesday was a huge step in the right direction for Florida as the coaching staff has to get Fuller’s mom on board before the Gators can even think about flipping the defensive end.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.