Fuller impressing as he continues comeback
ABILENE, Texas —
Two players stood out among the rest during ACU's annual Purple-White football scrimmage.
Abilene High graduate Qua'Shawn Washington led the defense after being moved from running back this off-season, and receiver D.J. Fuller is also turning heads.
Fuller has made contributions for the Wildcats before. The redshirt senior-to-be had 51 catches for 749 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.
He was ineligible for all of last season because of academic issues, but is set to be ready for the 2018 campaign and has impressed the ACU coaches.
"DJ is going to be a weapon," head coach Adam Dorrel said. "I'm proud of him for the way he's bounced back, first of all in the classroom. He had a great fall last semester and he's trending that way this spring."
Fuller led the offense with 146 yards on eight receptions and a pair of scores during the spring game.
"We moved him around a lot, and you're going to have to so people don't roll coverage to him and get their hands on him," said Dorrel. "But to do that he has to have a good football IQ and he has a great football IQ."
It is easy to see why Fuller is quarterback Luke Anthony's favorite target. The 6'1" receiver has quick feet, and is able to be used in a variety of situations and spots.
His touchdown catches of 42 and 70 yards showed off his ability to make plays in space and use his speed.
ACU will open the 2018 season at Baylor on Saturday, September 1, before hosting Angelo State a week later.