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Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school


  by - Senior Writer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:24 PM
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The final word on two of the area’s best prospects in the 2014 recruiting class has been handed down. Easley athlete C.J. Fuller learned yesterday that he will avoid a grayshirt and will be eligible to play this fall, while Daniel running back Jae’lon Oglesby is headed to Fork Union for a semester of prep school.

The early word was that Fuller, who had qualified, would be a grayshirt this season and enroll in Clemson in January and count towards the 2015 recruiting class. However, he told TigerNet via text today that he would be on campus next week.

“I will be on campus on July 31st,” Fuller said about the official reporting date for all Clemson players. “I will be able to practice and go to Clemson on scholarship.”

It was also reported earlier that Oglesby would be heading to Fork Union, and all of the efforts to help the Daniel prospect fell short and the final word was handed down this week, perhaps opening a spot for Fuller.

"We tried, but we heard the news yesterday and he is headed to Fork Union," Robinson said Wednesday. "Hopefully he will go there and work hard like Shaq [Lawson] and come back stronger and better than ever."

As a senior, Oglesby had 156 carries for 1,511 yards and 17 touchdowns, but also added 16 receptions for 315 yards and four touchdowns. He had 1,700 yards as a sophomore and 2,472 yards and 33 TD as a junior.

For Fuller, the news was sweet and he said he expected to compete at running back.

“I am very excited, and I hope to play running back,” Fuller said. “Coach Brad Scott told me, and it felt good when I heard the news.”

Fuller’s head coach at Easley, Grayson Howell, told TigerNet Wednesday that Fuller worked hard to make sure he was eligible.

“We are excited for him. He got his work done academically and we are glad he is going to go ahead and get his future started,” Howell said. “He will report with everybody else on July 31st and be ready to go when practice starts on August 1st. We learned of it yesterday and we are truly happy for him.”

Howell said the Tigers are getting the kind of player that offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
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wants for his offense.

“They have been trying to get bigger backs, and he fits that,” Howell said. “The thing about C.J. is that he is a big back but he is very versatile and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He is a power runner who has good speed, so I think they are getting somebody who can do a little bit of everything for them. He can do it all.”

As a junior, Fuller rushed 206 times for 2,088 yards, a 10.1 yards per carry average, and 19 touchdowns. He caught five passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns and also returned six kickoffs for 123 yards. As a sophomore, Fuller rushed 117 times for 712 yards, a 6.1 yards per carry average, with seven touchdowns. Before Fuller’s senior season, Easley switched to a spread offense and Fuller became more of a receiver, but still had 579 yards rushing and led the team in receptions with 32 for 227 yards. For his career, he finished with 3,381 career rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per carry.


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New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
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Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school***
tigerdiscgolfer63
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school***
tigerdiscgolfer63
Maybe you're right
PenthouseTiger
Re: Maybe you're right
Tigerbalm1®
Re: Maybe you're right
slumdog
Re: Maybe you're right
armsb
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school***
slumdog
Why did both drop off so much their Sr. Yrs? and don't tell
tigeron
Re: Why did both drop off so much their Sr. Yrs? and don't tell
AikenTiger1114
Re: Why did both drop off so much their Sr. Yrs? and don't tell
Purple_Panther
Easley changed coaches and offense, Fuller's receptions
BillgoCU
If nothing else the build up of the RB ranks
NortherTiger®
Re: If nothing else the build up of the RB ranks
slumdog
"We" - at 20% use "Me" or "I" - do not include Tiger Fans!***
tigeron
Kidding no one ya weirdo.
Rocky the Tiger®
this is the 2nd recruit from nearby DW Daniel HS that has
ragtop
Re: this is the 2nd recruit from nearby DW Daniel HS that has
Litefoot®
To be fair to Daniel......
davidhood®
I heard he got the SAT score he needed
PenthouseTiger
Re: To be fair to Daniel......
deroberts®
Re: To be fair to Daniel......
PenthouseTiger
If you struggle in any SC high school--stupid or lazy
coachmac
Re: If you struggle in any SC high school--stupid or lazy
Litefoot®
Re: If you struggle in any SC high school--stupid or lazy
armsb
Yes--at a Career Center & Greenville Tech (READ THIS!)
coachmac
I've seen your post history. I'm guessing you're not much of
clemson32
Re: If you struggle in any SC high school--stupid or lazy
slumdog
Re: If you struggle in any SC high school--stupid or lazy
AikenTiger1114
Yeah, and yours is showing Smooth....***
SOLOS
their****
MarineOneClemson®
Re: this is the 2nd recruit from nearby DW Daniel HS that has
slumdog
Too bad about Oglesby. He could've played this year***
camcgee®
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
ClemsonTrey92
Being 3+ deep for season after season excites me
NortherTiger®
Looking back at his highlights, I like what I see
TigerMBA
We are deep at RB, but I don't see what's not to like
Smiling Tiger®
agree***
TigerMBA
I agree too. If the kid works hard,
paws77
I know - watching these clips, he shows no ability to make
Smiling Tiger®
Re: I know - watching these clips, he shows no ability to make
gringohoneymoon®
Re: I know - watching these clips, he shows no ability to make
orangeman
Re: I know - watching these clips, he shows no ability to make
oldschtiger70®
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
NorCATiger®
Doesn't matter because it is the coaches that he has to
Tiger5
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
EHSTIGER
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
FORESTTIGER
Reminds me of James Davis
DeathValley1981
Re: Reminds me of James Davis
oldschtiger70®
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
Corderiette
At 3:50 on the first Fuller highlight vid, the QB pitches it
BillgoCU
Maybe this will give Oglesby time to mature he's a punk
milkingoatswithjehnir®
Re: New Story: Fuller in for 2014, Oglesby headed to prep school
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