Today we’ll continue our scouting reports with a look at defensive end Darius Fullwood.
247: 3-stars, #30 weakside DE, #14 player in Maryland
Rivals: 4-stars, #22 strongside DE, #9 player in Maryland
ESPN: 3-stars, #43 DE, #11 player in Maryland
Darius Fullwood originally picked Kentucky over a group of finalists that included the Hokies, Duke and Maryland. The SEC was a big factor in his decision. However, Aaron Moorehead never gave up, and Tech was able to flip him a few months later because of their location and a strong defensive tradition.
Fullwood was a big pickup for one simple reason: he’s a defensive end. End was one of the biggest needs of the 2015 class, and Charley Wiles needs guys who have the ability to play as either true freshmen in 2015 or r-freshmen in 2016.
The evaluation of Fullwood is incomplete because I couldn’t find any senior film. His Hudl highlights are from his junior season, and all of his videos that I found on YouTube are from his junior year as well. Guys can make a big jump between their junior and senior seasons (I think Houshun Gaines did), so trying to compare his junior film to the senior film of Gaines and Trevon Hill is unfair to Fullwood.
Unfortunately, that’s the only option we have. Therefore, take this scouting report with a grain of salt.
Size and frame: Fullwood has good size already, and he has the frame to be...
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