Fulton’s dad discusses Florida Gators visit and more

One of the biggest official visitors of the 2016 recruiting class was on the Florida Gators campus this past weekend when cornerback Kristian Fulton (6-0, 175, Metairie, LA- Rummel) visited Gainesville.

Fulton was joined on the visit by his father Keith, mother and older brother.

His father recapped the visit with Gator Country.

“We had a great time,” Fulton’s dad said. “Coach [Tim] Skipper and Coach [Jim McElwain] Mac was great; Coach Mac’s wife was great too. We really enjoyed it and right now in my opinion its like Florida and LSU. People will take that as I’m making a decision for my son, but I think I know what is best for my son and I’m not making his decision for him.”

The visit was an opportunity for Fulton and his father to sit down and talk with Coach McElwain. After speaking the family liked Mac’s message to them.

“Florida was great, I like Coach Mac a lot,” he said. “ Coach Mac is honest and he told Kristian, myself, my wife and my other son that he couldn’t promise Kristian he would come in and start because he had to work for it. I respect that and that’s the same thing LSU is saying. Arkansas is promising he will come in and start.”

On Sunday the prospects got to go to Coach McElwain’s house for brunch and the Fulton’s liked the atmosphere during that visit.

“Coach McElwain’s wife was great and she was very welcoming,” he said. “I know she has to be like that but she was great with us and we have a friendship and relationship with her. I’m not saying my son will go Florida or not but it’s all about friendships and relationships in recruiting.”

Fulton’s father, who maintains that he wants Fulton to make his own decision, described what he likes/dislikes about the three schools in the mix.

“I have a lot of respect for Arkansas but I don’t feel it’s a great fit for him,” Mr. Fulton said. “I told my son that I thought Florida and LSU would both be a better fit for him. I’m talking about fit as a defensive back. My son has a good GPA and he could’ve went to Notre Dame or Vanderbilt so I feel like he can do well in school wherever he goes.”

There has been some talk for a while that Fulton’s father wanted Kristian at LSU but his father says that simply isn’t the case.

“I’ve never said that I’m pro LSU and that I want my son to go to LSU,” he said. “Do I think that LSU is good place for him? Yeah, I think it’s a great place for him. Again Kristian will make his decision.”

With Fulton’s decision still up in the air right now, plans are tough to make for singing day according to his father.

“We haven’t talked to the school yet so I’m not sure what time he will announce on Wednesday,” Mr. Fulton said. “It may be something on periscope or something like that. We haven’t talked to the school yet because if he would’ve been firm on a decision then we probably could’ve set something up but we will set it up.”

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.


  1. It simply boils down to what the athlete is looking for with the big picture. If he knows what he wants to major in, maybe then the school with the highest ranked class in that field could be the tipping point. Looking from a pure athletic stand point, Florida should have the edge. Now that coach Mac is our coach, anyone who follows college football knows the Gators are back and who wouldn’t want to be associated with the energy being created in the swamp. LSU has always been a competitive school and it’s a great school, but if they lose three games next season, their head coach is gone and everyone knows that as well. Looks like he has great support with his family so I say good luck in his future, but don’t you want to be apart of something big, really big……