The 4th player to commit to UVa in the 2005 recruiting class, Jason Fuller announced his decision in March of this year and hasn’t looked back. He can now be found sporting an orange cut-off t-shirt at UVa games, supporting his future team. He’s been impressed with what he’s seen so far and looks forward to joining the ‘Hoos next season.
“They’ve whooped up on all of the teams they’ve played,” said Fuller, who’s attended the UNC, Akron and Syracuse games and plans on attending the final 2 home games. “I’m excited. They have a great team and the program is just getting started. I’m real excited about where the program is going. It’s going to keep on going forward. It’s just beginning.”
In a recruiting class that has a lot of players that could be effective at several different positions, Fuller may be one of the most versatile. The 6-5, 220-pound Kempsville (Virginia Beach, VA) star plays defensive end and tight end in high school. He projects as either a defensive end, tight end or outside linebacker at Virginia.
Fuller played outside linebacker earlier this year, getting a feel for what may be his future position in college.
“In the game against Cox I played outside linebacker,” Fuller said. “It was the only game I really played linebacker. It was a good learning experience. I think I had a good game. It wasn’t too much different from defensive end. The 3-point stance was the only major difference.”
Very fast for his size, Fuller averages 4.65 in the 40-yard dash and was actually hand-timed at 4.45 in the 40 during the Virginia Beach combine earlier this year. He was timed at 4.19 in the 20-yard shuttle. He has gotten stronger over the past year and now can bench press 350-pounds and can squat 445-pounds.
In addition to his athleticism, Fuller possesses great work ethic.
“I’m still working hard this year to get better,” Fuller said. “I try to make myself better before each game. Every game I try to play the best game I’ve ever played.”
Fuller has helped Kempsville to a 4-1 record heading into tomorrow night’s contest versus Salem. He has performed well in the classroom as well, as he boasts close to a 4.0 GPA this year – 3.5 overall. He scored an 1100 on the SAT as a sophomore and may re-take the test this year.
The UVa Coaching Staff
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