Metairie (La.) Rummel Rivals100 2016 cornerback Kristian Fulton has established himself among the most highly sought prospects in the country and over the weekend he was in Houston to watch the LSU Tigers take on the Wisconsin Badgers.
It was a special experience for the young defensive back.
"It was good," Fulton said. "It was my first college game so it was a good experience. I liked what I saw - two competitive teams competing with each other. It was a great game for my first time."
There were several aspects of the game which caught his attention.
"Just the atmosphere about it - the crowd, I liked the Tiger fans," Fulton said. "It will probably be one of the best I ever experience. People tell me that's not going to be half of what I experience at Death Valley. And the Wisconsin fans were good too."
Fulton does not have any other visits currently on his schedule, and with Rummel playing so many Saturday games he does not know when he or where he will visit next.
The standout cornerback is also keeping an open mind to the recruiting process. On Monday, the day college programs could start contacting 2016 prospects on social media, several college programs got in touch to let him know they were thinking about him.
"Yeah coach Frank (Wilson) from LSU started hitting me up on there. The Arizona coach, USC, Nebraska, Tennessee…and I got a lot of mail from a lot of schools."
Fulton is currently sidelined by a shoulder injury, but he can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"Right now I'm just working on getting stronger," Fulton said. "I'm about to start lifting weights again. Its feeling good but I'm not taking any risks. I'm just working on getting it stronger."
It has not been easy for Fulton to be on the sidelines while Rummel prepares for another title run in 2014, and he is looking forward to getting back on the field as soon as possible. There have been many aspects of the recovery which have been tough, but one thing has been tougher than them all.
"Just being out there with my teammates," Fulton said. "It's always fun. I just love being out there with them and I know they miss me. That's the hardest part, just not being out there."
Luckily, the wait is almost over for Fulton with a possible return within the first month of the season.
Fulton is currently ranked No. 99 in the 2016 Rivals100, No. 5 among the nation's 2016 cornerbacks, and No. 8 in the Rivals.com Louisiana Initial Top 30 for 2016.