Darius Fullwood revealed last night that Ohio State has decided to focus in another direction for its final defensive end spot in the class of 2015.
I WANTED TO THANK THE ENTIRE OHIO STATE FOOTBALL STAFF FOR RECRUITING ME! THEY WERE GOING IN ANOTHER PATH BUT ITS ALL GOOD❗️#StillBlessed
— Dee Fullwood (@realdeewood) June 23, 2014
With the Buckeyes eliminated, Fullwood, a 6’4″, 235-pound defensive end out of WCAC powerhouse Good Counsel (Olney, MD), will now choose one of these four schools — Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech — at a press conference this Saturday, June 28, at his home. The college announcement is expected to happen between 5 and 6 p.m.
I interviewed Fullwood last Friday. Of Virginia Tech, he said: “I like that they are a defensive-minded program. They have a great defense every year. They are always contending in big games. Their goal is to win double-digit games every year. They have a good business program and a good network after school. I have friends there. Kendall was a teammate of mine in high school, and Melvin is a good friend of mine.”
Coach Beamer “told me to definitely make the best decision for me, but he thinks I’d be a good addition. If I continue to develop, he thinks I could really do good things for them,” Fullwood said.
This past Saturday, Fullwood made an unofficial visit to in-state Maryland, which recently came through with an offer.
Dang had a great visit today up to University of Maryland & Got to see my GC Family ballout‼️
— Dee Fullwood (@realdeewood) June 21, 2014
With Ohio State out of the picture, I believe Virginia Tech has a great chance at being the pick this Saturday. I see Duke as the longshot. Maryland is a wildcard because it is the in-state school. Kentucky has impressed, but I like the Hokies’ chances at this point. We’ll find out for sure on Saturday.
Fullwood would be an important pickup for Tech, which has a major need for defensive ends in this year’s class. At this time no rising senior defensive end prospects have committed to the Hokies.