It's been a very calculated recruiting process for Good Counsel (Md.) four-star defensive end Darius Fullwood. There's been plenty of visits and steady trimmings of his list of schools still in play and now, that list is down to Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami , Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
Fullwood went over each of his top five and why they're under consideration:
Georgia Tech: "I think Georgia Tech could be a good fit because it feels like home," said the 6-foot-3, 238-pound Fullwood. " Louis Young and Roderick Chungong from Good Counsel are down there. I got to talk to Rod and he has liked the experience so far. They're in the middle of the ACC and need a few more players to get to the level of the Clemsons and Florida States. Georgia Tech is also closer to my grandmother who lives in Alabama so that could play a factor also because I want her to see my games."
Kentucky: "I like the overall feel at Kentucky and have a great time every time I'm down there," he said. "My teammate Kobie Walker has been recruiting me very hard for Kentucky. I talk to Coach Mainord a lot and he's been up here a lot. They show a lot of love and are doing a lot with their program. Last year's recruiting class was very good and I think I'll be able to do big things."
Miami: "Miami has a great overall campus," Fullwood said. "I visited a few months ago and really liked it there. I really like the defensive line coach and they have a great tradition down there which is something I like also. It's definitely a good chance for me to get coached by some of the best coaches in the ACC down there. I could also get a chance to play some big bowl games there too."
Ohio State: "I have a great relationship with coach Johnson at Ohio State," he said. "He's recruited me ever since he was at Penn State. Out of all the schools I'm considering I feel like he would be the best defensive line coach because he's put so many guys into the NFL. Ohio State is a top ten program I'd be able to play in some big games there."
Virginia Tech: "I like the overall feel I get at Virginia Tech," said Fullwood. "It's a school that feels like home and it is close to home. I get along with the whole coaching staff really well and it seems like they really want me to be a part of their program."
Fullwood has visited each of his top five, most recently Kentucky for the Wildcats' spring game April 26. Prior to that, he visited Georgia Tech in late April and was at the Hokies April 5 for a scrimmage. With plenty of visits under his belt, Fullwood is changing his tune.
"I think I've seen enough schools and don't have any plans right now," he said. "I've been to the some of the schools more than twice so I think that's enough for now."