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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Jeremy Fulcher talks GSU commitment

By Damon Sayles

Being a part of something new and potentially great is something Jeremy Fulcher (Dallas/Woodrow Wilson) holds close to him. He holds loyalty even closer.

Those two reasons gave the 6-foot, 173-pound cornerback enough reason to give Georgia State his verbal commitment this morning. Fulcher chose Georgia State over offers from New Mexico State and UNLV.

Fulcher is excited about the future, as the Panthers will move from FCS play to FBS play. Georgia State will enter the Sun Belt Conference on July 1.

Fulcher was recruited to Georgia State by secondary coach J.D. Williams, who spent three seasons at UNLV. Fulcher was recruited by Williams when he was at UNLV.

“Coach J.D. Williams gave me my first offer,” Fulcher said. “For me, a lot of it was just loyalty.”

Fulcher said opportunity to see immediate playing time as a freshman also played a role in his decision. The Panthers were 1-10 this season, which means the team is likely looking for a spark defensively. Fulcher wants to be that spark.

“That played a lot into it. I just think I’d get a chance to play and to play some good competition,” Fulcher said. “Coach said we’re going to play West Virginia, Oregon and Alabama, so that could mean a lot of exposure for me.”

Fulcher committed to Georgia State without taking an unofficial or official visit. He said he’s looking to visit the campus and the city of Atlanta the weekend of Jan. 11. Fulcher is the Panthers’ 13th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.