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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Fullwood nets big offer

By Corey Dowlar

When it comes to the Tampa area, wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey is usually the guy for Florida State.

But on Sunday, it was defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt that issued an offer to a prospective defensive back in Tajee Fullwood (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech).

"Yesterday, Coach Pruitt got in touch with me on Facebook and wanted me to call him," he said. "I was asleep or something, so I couldn't. But today, I finally talked to him and he said they are going to give me an offer. They said they liked me and all that. Ever since I was a kid, Florida State was my dream school. I always liked them as a kid. It was a great feeling."

Arizona, Louisville, Rutgers and USF are some of the other offers for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete. But the Seminoles might have made themselves the school to beat early on.

"It is. I have been looking at that school before," he said. "It just pushes them to the top.

"I am going to take my time, take all my visits."

Because of his athleticism, Fullwood can play in a couple of spots.

Looking to the example of Xavier Rhodes at Florida State, if Fullwood thinks he can get to the NFL via cornerback or safety, than he's all for it.

"I have no idea," he said. "Other colleges and stuff, they always ask me what position I want to play when I get to college. I really don't know.

"I do. If FSU can get me to the league as a cornerback, I mean, that's what I want to do in college."

Fullwood says he will go on a couple of visits this summer, but is unsure of where or when exactly.

As for a decision, he doesn't expect to make one right away. He said not to be surprised if it goes all the way into January or beyond.

"To me, making a commitment to a school right now isn't an important thing," Fullwood said. "So I might just wait till around signing day."