Kristian Fulton has only three official visits scheduled, and each holds a significant amount of weight.
The nation’s No. 4 cornerback is set to visit either LSU or Miami on Jan. 15, Arkansas on Jan. 22 and Florida on Jan. 29.
Fulton told SEC Country it is looking more likely he officially visits LSU first, which is a positive step for the Tigers considering how much weight he’s putting on this final part of his recruitment.
“Basically, I see myself at all the schools I’m considering, so it’s going to come down to my official visits,” Fulton said. “It’s going going to come down to my official visits and how I feel after. All the schools I’m considering are coming at me hard. They feel I’m a top prospect for their program.”
Fulton, who has unofficially made the trip to Baton Rouge, La. a handful of times already this year, is impressed with LSU’s pipeline to the NFL.
“They put defensive backs in the league, and that’s one of my dreams,” Fulton said. “They have a winning program every year, which is something I’m looking forward to — playing for a program that wins national championships.”
Fulton has also been tempted by Arkansas’ success upon coach Bret Bielema’s arrival at the school.
Additionally, Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie, La.) teammate Briston Guidry is an Arkansas commit, which has held weight for Fulton throughout the recruiting process.
“I believe coach Bielema is turning things around and they’ve had a better season each year,” Fulton said. “We (Guidry and I) talk about it every now and then, but he’s letting me make my own decision. It’s kind of a big factor and kind of not, but it would be great to have someone up there with me.”
Alabama is the latest SEC school to offer Fulton, who received it on Christmas Eve.
That extended Fulton’s offer list to 25, but that 25th offer is certainly getting the defensive back thinking.
“The coach (Burton Burns) has just been saying he has been pushing for me to get an offer,” Fulton said. “The new defensive coordinator (Jeremy Pruitt) has been looking at me since UGA. (Pruitt) puts out a great defense every year, won championships at Florida State and now at Alabama, and that’s something I want to be a part of.”