The Full(er) Story: 1,895 miles, five camps, two visits and BCS vs I-AA recruiting

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Ashland’s Marcus Fuller visted Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Holy Cross, Fordham and Villanova recently.

One thousand eight hundred ninety-five miles, five camps, two unofficial
visits and the second phase of my summer tour is completed. My camps
included settings in the inner city of the Bronx to the picturesque New
England town of Providence. No matter the setting the focus was the
same, football players competing, testing and being evaluated.


One thousand eight hundred ninety-five miles, five camps, two unofficial
visits and the second phase of my summer tour is completed. My camps
included settings in the inner city of the Bronx to the picturesque New
England town of Providence. No matter the setting the focus was the
same, football players competing, testing and being evaluated.

We left for Villanova on Tuesday, June 22 for an unofficial visit and
tour of the campus on Wednesday. Thursday was an evening camp at
Villanova. We ended the day with a drive to Fort Lee, New Jersey, right
by the George Washington Bridge into New York City. I had one day to be a
tourist in Times Square. Saturday was an all day camp at Fordham. It
was a beautiful campus right in the middle of the Bronx. We left Fordham
and drove four hours to arrive at Harvard early Sunday for their junior
day and camp. Monday was a camp day at Holy Cross in Worchester,
Massachusetts. Tuesday I camped at Brown. We then spent six hours in the
van en route to the Finger Lakes of New York for an unofficial visit at
Cornell.

Recruiting in the Ivy and Patriot leagues entails competing at a
national level because of the high standards both athletically and
academically. There were players from all over the country at these
camps. Ohio was well represented. Ben Coffaro from Cincinnati Elder,
Bobby Grebenc from Saint Ignatius and Max Phelps from Dublin Coffman
performed well at several of the same camps as me. Ohio has a solid
reputation for producing outstanding football players – and smart ones.

There is a different timeline for recruiting in these leagues. Many BCS
schools have signed or offered a large number of their recruiting class
for 2011. The Ivy league and Patriot league move slower and in many
cases require senior game film. The Ivy league requires a lengthy
admission process before the roster spot is offered. I spent the fourth
of July writing an interest statement essay for Cornell. Thursday its
back in the van to Princeton, New Jersey.

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Installment 1: Ashland
quarterback ready to take us on recruiting ride

Installment 2: Trip
to Princeton highlights weekend; invites to Spring Games arrive

Installment 3: Prom,
Vanderbilt, NIKE, Elite 11 and Boise State?

Installment 4: ESPN
Elite 11 camp, NIKE camp and more coaches calling

Installment 5: Staying
proactive, staying patient, phone calls and Michigan schools

Installment 6: Next
Level Combine, Ohio U, Youngstown State and Air Force

Installment 7: The
Full(er) Story: TV Spot, Phone Calls, Camp Decisions and Another
Combine

Installment 8: Camp
season in full swing; what players need to know

Installment 9: Getting ready for 1,600 miles, five camps in eight days

 

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