There were really only two schools Will Fuller wanted to go to, Penn State and Notre Dame.
On Sunday, the 2013 Philadelphia wide receiver switched his verbal commitment from the Nittany Lions to the Irish on his Facebook page, confirming what Irish Sports Daily heard from multiple sources earlier in the day.
"Committed to the University of Notre Dame. Talking about opportunities!!!! :)" Fuller wrote.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder gives Notre Dame 19 verbal commitments in the Class of 2013 and its third pledge at the wide receiver position, joining James Onwualu and Corey Robinson. Fuller visited South Bend for the first time this weekend and obviously left impressed.
The Nittany Lions offered the 2013 Philadelphia wide receiver after he worked out at their camp and the 6-foot, 170-pounder gave his verbal commitment to Penn State just days later.
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin scouted Fuller during the spring evaluation period and it looked like an offer was on its way, but Penn State’s offer came first and Fuller jumped on it.
The Irish got a second chance when the NCAA announced stiff sanctions against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Notre Dame didn’t waste any time extending a scholarship to Fuller and despite a trip to Happy Valley last week, he made the visit to South Bend this weekend, where he was greeted by the full Notre Dame staff as well as Onwualu and fellow commits Mike Heuerman and Jaylon Smith.
Fuller also had offers from programs like Boston College, Rutgers, Bowling Green, Temple and Massachusetts among others.
Fuller could complete the Irish’s 2013 receiver haul, but Notre Dame may still look at taking a fourth wideout or an athlete who could play on either side of the ball.