Rummel defensive back Kristian Fulton commits to play in Under Armour All-American Game in January _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Kristian Fulton's first quarter interception gains the ball for the Raiders at the St. Augustine vs. Rummel high school football game in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.


One of the state’s top football players has committed to play in the Under Armour All-American football game.

Rummel defensive back Kristian Fulton committed to play in the prestigious showcase of the nation’s top players on Monday.

“That game was just always a dream,” said Fulton. “That’s the game I always watch. I respect the U.S. Army (All-American) Game too, but I decided to follow my dream.”

The Under Armour Game will be played in January at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The 6-foot, 180 pound Fulton recorded 11 interceptions as a junior on his way to being named The New Orleans Advocate’s Defensive Player of the Year for Large Schools.

The 11 picks came despite having to sit out Rummel’s first three games with a shoulder injury. He had two interceptions in his first game back and recorded three interceptions in a game against Holy Cross.

He also recorded 27 tackles (16 solo) and had eight pass breakups.

Unlike the past few years when New Orleans players like Leonard Fournette, Speedy Noil , Gerald Willis and Tyron Johnson made their college choices during the game, Fulton plans to make a decision before then.

He has yet to narrow down his college choices, but has a long list of offers including LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Arizona State.

“I haven’t narrowed it down yet because I have more visits to take,” said Fulton. “… I’m looking for a school with a great coaching staff that can get me better as a player and a person and a school that is going to compete for championships. I want to win and of course early playing time.”

Fulton is rated a 4-star prospect by 247Sports and is the nation’s fourth best cornerback according to that recruiting website.

He is one of three players from the New Orleans area already committed to play in the game, joining John Curtis offensive lineman Willie Allen and John Ehret linebacker Michael Divinity.