Will Kristian Fulton be the next great defensive back to roll through LSU?
Perhaps so, especially after this weekend.
LSU relayed a strong message to the nation’s No. 3 cornerback during Fulton’s official visit this weekend. If the hometown Tigers were a distant second beforehand, they may now be out in front with just over two weeks until National Signing Day on Feb. 3.
“LSU made a good final impression, so I would say the visit put them in front,” Fulton told SEC Country. “But it’s still a lot of time left, plus more visits in the next few weeks.”
Fulton is still scheduled to officially visit Arkansas next week with high school teammate and Razorbacks defensive tackle commit Briston Guidry before ending January with a visit to Florida on Jan. 29.
Arkansas and Florida may be playing catchup behind LSU, which made its message clear to Fulton this weekend.
LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond has taken over the handling of the four-star cornerback prospect, and Fulton said Raymond let him know that there’s not only a chance for early playing time in 2016, but a chance for the Archbishop Rummel High School (New Orleans) product to make a real difference as a true freshman.
“Coach Raymond’s message was that they (LSU) are very thin at cornerback because they rotate so much,” Fulton said. “Even if Tre’Davious White stays or not, I have to come in ready to play. Also, he showed me some former players’ highlights and told me that’s the kind of role he sees me having.”
The 6-foot, 177-pound prospect was hosted by defensive back Donte Jackson, who just wrapped up his true freshman season with the Tigers.
“Donte kept it real with me — about how coach Raymond and the coaches are and how I would have to come in ready if I do end up going to LSU,” Fulton said.
Overall, LSU seems to have moved into the top spot for Fulton — for now — which had the four-star recruit expressing his satisfaction with the university all weekend on social media.
Fulton came through Baton Rouge, La., with a host of star-studded recruits, including numerous LSU commits and New Orleans area prospects.
“It was great,” Fulton said of the official visit. “I had a good time with the staff, the recruits and the players.”
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