UCLA lands dual-threat quarterback Fuller
Northern Valley Regional High School (Old Tappan, N.J.) star Devin Fuller has committed to UCLA, choosing to play for Jim L. Mora over hometown Rutgers, which is currently looking for a new head coach.
The dual-threat quarterback was being wooed by Nebraska and Arizona in addition to the Bruins and Scarlet Knights, but he ultimately decided to leave the state of New Jersey and head West as one of the offensive gems in Mora's first class as the Bruins head coach.
The 6-1, 190-pound signal-caller completed 127 of 195 passes for 2,247 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1,326 yards and 17 more scores during his senior season. He gives new offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone an athletic option at the position along with Brett Hundley, the team's prize from its 2011 class.
Many Rutgers fans are likely wondering how the loss of head coach Greg Schiano affected Fuller's decision to commit elsewhere and whether there will be a domino effect as the Scarlet Knights were positioned for their best class of the Schiano era.
Top defensive lineman Darius Hamilton of Don Bosco Prep is expected to make his announcement Tuesday night, and his addition would be a huge coup for the Rutgers program. Hamilton, like Fuller, played his high school ball in New Jersey as well.
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