Will Fuller is one of the top wide receivers in college football and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish offense has relied heavily on him this season. He is a junior and many expected him to enter the 2016 NFL Draft with all of the hype that he has been receiving this season.
However, according to a report from NFL.com and an indication from Fuller himself, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
During an interview, Fuller indicated that he plans to return for his senior season next year and wants to graduate from Notre Dame before pursuing an NFL career.
“I knew all along that I wanted to get that degree and it’s not something that I want to think about. I’m just focusing on winning one game at a time and that’s it,” Fuller said. “I’m going to graduate. That’s what I came here for.”
If that does indeed stay his goal, there is no question that he will be back for one more season which is huge news for Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football program.
Fuller has caught 44 passes for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He has quickly become known as a dynamic deep threat and DeShone Kizer has hooked up with him on multiple big pass plays. Before going down with a season-ending ankle injury, star quarterback Malik Zaire and Fuller had made a very dangerous duo.
At 6-foot-0 and 184 pounds, Fuller isn’t one of the bigger receivers in the nation. However, he uses a combination of speed, acceleration, route-running, hands and athleticism to carve through opposing defenses.
Notre Dame will once again have a high-powered offense next season assuming Fuller does return.
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