High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Northern Valley Regional

POY Potential: Top 5 N.J. football recruits

October, 4, 2011
The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Devin Fuller
file photo/ESPNHSDevin Fuller is New Jersey's No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Northern Valley Regional High (Old Tappen, N.J.) athlete Devin Fuller

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 40
  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 190 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Testing results: 4.77 40-yard dash; 25.0 vertical jump
  • Traits: playmaker, speed
  • ESPNU scouting report: "Fuller is a dual-threat QB more than capable of remaining under center at the next level if in the right scheme. He is not quite as fluid as Will Hill, who was from the same state a few years back, but he is close and is a better passer. If he does not play QB, he will likely end up at safety."

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