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Fuller a multi-purpose talent

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Monroe (La.) Neville receiver Andre Fuller is a multi-purpose threat on the field. He has made his presence felt on offense, defense, and special teams, and at several different positions for one of the top programs in Louisiana.
In fact next fall, Fuller will be taking over at quarterback for 2013 Rivals250 receiver John Diarse, who enrolled at LSU in January.
"Actually all of my life I've played quarterback," Fuller said. "My freshman year I got to dress on varsity and I played quarterback in like the second half. My sophomore year I just wanted to play on the varsity level so I told coach wherever he needs me I'll play. Even this past year there were times we would move John to receiver and have me at quarterback and have me throw to John.
"We had a bunch of plays that were designed for me to play quarterback and throw to John or Hootie (Laurence Jones). They've been grooming me to play quarterback ever since I got to Neville so it's nothing new to me. I always practiced quarterback because if John went down I was going to be the quarterback to go in."
As a sophomore the 6-foot, 195-pound prospect spent his time on defense, but when he moved to receiver before his junior season he quickly adjusted.
"My sophomore year I played strong safety. I started off at receiver but we had some injuries on defense so I had to make the change over," Fuller said. "Going into the spring the guy who got injured was back well so I moved back to receiver. I just fell in love with the position. Everything just came to me real easy. My father and grandfather have big hands so I have big hands so it made it real easy to catch the ball. Then going against Hootie just made me a lot better."
His comfort at the position showed in his production. He led Neville with 26 receptions and totaled 430 yards receiving and six touchdowns. His play caught the attention of college coaches.
"During the season I got a lot of attention and was invited to games by Tulane, ULL, Southern University, and I get letters and information about the school from Alabama, Missouri, ULL, and Tulane," Fuller said. "Most recently I was invited to the junior day at ULL."
Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane have shown the most interest, and as a result the two Louisiana programs find themselves among the schools at the top of his list.
"I like Alabama. I went to their camp during the summer and I like the environment. LSU, I like LSU pretty good too. I like ULL and Tulane, and my dad was making me look into Baylor and TCU," Fuller said. "I like those two schools too. He likes their programs and their receivers. He said they weren't just real tall and he think I would be able to fit well at a school like Baylor and TCU."
In addition to football, Fuller also plays baseball and runs track.
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