Westwood (N.J.) Old Tappan four-star Devin Fuller committed to UCLA Sunday evening at a news conference.
The 6-foot-1 190-pound Fuller picked UCLA over Rutgers, Nebraska and a number of other schools. Most insiders expected Fuller to land at Rutgers, but he said the departure of Greg Schiano to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave the Bruins the opportunity to capitalize.
Fuller ranks as the No. 39 player in the nation, the No. 7 athlete and the No. 1 player in New Jersey. He is the 26th known commitment for UCLA.
Surrounded by at least 100 of his closest family and friends, said he felt like UCLA was the right place.
"I felt like it was the best fit for me, with the offense they run, the coach, Coach Mora believed in me a lot," Fuller said. "I have family out there and the last thing was the beautiful weather.
"I just felt most comfortable there. I felt like I was already part of the family."