Jacquan Fuller has waited since his sophomore year to become the main ball carrier at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. The rising senior is finally getting his chance. If the May 23 spring game against Avon Park is a glimpse of things to come in the fall, Fuller is poised for a big season. He caught two touchdowns and gained 28 yards on seven carries in the Barons' 27-12 win. We talked to Fuller about the season to come:
As a sophomore you were thrown into the fire when Ryan Green (now at Florida State) went down with an injury. Last year you shared carries with Tony Jones and Stephon Williams. They have all graduated. Are you looking forward to being the main runner?
"I feel like this is my year. I wouldn't say it's my team, but this is my year to make a big impact on this team.''
With new quarterback Jordan Leston on the team, it looks like there are more plays with you as a receiver. Do you like that?
"Honestly, this is my first year catching balls out of the backfield. I love it. I love getting out in space like that. I feel that's what I'm best at, getting out in space and doing my thing.''
As a senior, what do you have to do to catch the eye of college recruiters?
"Work my butt off. I know everyone is worried about my height (5-foot-7). I have to show them on the field. That's fine; I'm not afraid to do that.''
Rodney Page, Times staff writer