Penn State Football: Philly Receiver Will Fuller Commits to Nittany Lions
Updated at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday
Philadelphia Roman Catholic High School junior wide receiver Will Fuller verbally committed to Penn State, Fuller confirmed Tuesday.
The commitment is not binding until Fuller signs a letter of intent in February.
Fuller is the 10th member of the Nittany Lions' 2013 recruiting class.
Earlier at 8:36 p.m. Sunday
Fuller was one of the stars of Penn State’s advanced skills camp Saturday on campus.
He made a strong enough impression to land a scholarship offer for the Class of 2013 from coach Bill O’Brien after the camp concluded.
"They said they like what I can do. They said they think I’m somebody they can teach," Fuller said. “I came out here and knew I was going to play good.”
For Fuller, the offer wasn’t just another to add to his list, which now boasts 12 major college football programs, but an offer that he had been waiting to get for some time.
“I thought they were going to offer me Junior Day (on Feb. 18) when they saw me,” Fuller said. “But they didn’t and that was a little hard. They didn’t like my size.
“I actually gained 10 [pounds], going from 155 pounds (to 165) since I came here for Junior Day. I’m on a good plan – 4,000 calories a day and my trainer is working with me.”
The 6-foot-1 wideout currently holds offers from programs such as Boston College, Temple and Rutgers, the first school to extend him a scholarship offer. With plenty of options to choose from, Fuller isn’t looking to prolong the process too long.
"Maybe two weeks,” he said about his timeline for making a college choice. “I’m just going to see some other schools and then maybe quit. Right now Penn State is at the top of my list.”
In the coming weeks, Fuller plans to take part in a Philadelphia traveling squad that will attend camps at South Carolina, Tennessee and N.C. State.
He is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and pulled in 39 catches for 650 yards and nine touchdowns his sophomore season.