Kristian Fulton looking to get his family comfortable with Florida

Cornerback Kristian Fulton (6-0,175, Metairie, LA Rummell) was arguably one of the best cornerbacks at the Under Armour All-American game this year, as he showed off his quick hips and athletic ability.

While Fulton was in Orlando, he learned that LSU Tigers defensive coordinator Kevin Steele was leaving Baton Rouge, but he says that doesn’t affect his status with the Tigers.

“No not really, I talked to Coach Steele sometimes but he wasn’t really my recruiter,” Fulton said on Steele leaving LSU. “We didn’t really have that kind of relationship with each other but he was a nice coach.”

Uncertainty remains on the LSU coaching staff and there could be more attrition beyond Steele’s departure. Fulton, who is still considering Florida and Arkansas along with LSU, doesn’t think additional coaching changes would affect his decision.

“It would play a little impact, obviously he’s a great coach,” Fulton said on the rumors of Corey Raymond leaving LSU. “He’s one of the best in the business but like I said before I’m not committing to coach, I’m committing to a school.”

The Florida Gators are trying to pull Fulton away from the home state Tigers and the cornerback has visited Gainesville several times. Fulton will return to Gainesville again on January 29th and hopes he won’t be making the trip alone.

“I’m hoping that my parents can make it up for that weekend,” Fulton said on what he’s looking forward to during his official to Florida. “I want them to get around the program and meet Coach Mac. Coach Mac is a great guy; I had a great time meeting him last time. I think that they will like him.”

Running backs coach Tim Skipper has done a great job of making Fulton comfortable with the Gators, but now it’s about getting his parents on board, according to the Louisiana cornerback.

“I would say it’s about getting them comfortable with Florida, I like Florida,” he said. “They’re one of my top schools but I also need to see the academics at Florida and see that side of things. I want my parents to feel comfortable with wherever I go.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Fulton has a lot of interest in the Florida Gators but right now the key is selling his parents on the program. Fulton showed that he was one of the top cornerbacks in the country during the Under Armour All-American week.

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, 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.