Ahmad Fulwood slows things down

BRADENTON, Fla. -- ESPNU Watch List wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood has decided to put his recruitment on hold.

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny star said he just wants to focus on his school work before diving in to the recruiting seen.

"I'm just putting everything on pause right now," said Fulwood, who was playing at the IMG Madden 7-on-7 Southeast Regional qualifying event. "I still have a quarter of school left. I'm just zoning everything out and getting everything finished up with school. By the time spring football comes around and the coaches come around, I'll start speeding it up and talking more with the coaches."

Fulwood recently visited Gainesville with his mom to check out Florida and they enjoyed their time at UF.

"From her perspective, it went great," Fulwood said. "I graded it (a 10 out of 10). Coach Aubrey Hill and coach [Will] Muschamp made it real comfortable for us. It was a great visit in my opinion."

Fulwood's mother, Terri, said in a recent update that she felt Clemson was the best fit for her son, while Fulwood said that Clemson is one of six schools that are standing out to him.

"I like the way they use their receivers," Fulwood said of Clemson. "Sammy Watkins is a prime example. Catching 60-plus balls and being the ACC rookie of the year is crazy. They definitely know how to utilize him."

But Florida and Clemson still have plenty of competition for the 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver.

"Georgia is standing out," he said. "Alabama is still kind of standing out to me as well. Ohio State ... USC is still in there, too.

Fulwood, who claims he has no leader, said he likes the idea of being compared to a former Georgia wide receiver standout.

"I just like what they do with their receivers," Fulwood said of Georgia. "They want me to be the next A.J. Green. I think they could utilize me in their offense as well.

As for Alabama, he admits that playing for Nick Saban at Alabama could increase his chances of playing in the NFL.

"With Alabama, they always have big tough receivers that do well in the NFL," Fulwood said. "They always have that Nick Saban stamp on them, so that's always a good thing."

For Fulwood, relationships with coaches and players and his mom being able to watch him play will ultimately help him decide his college destination.

"Distance is never a problem but I would like for my mom to be able to come see my games as well," he said. "So that could play a role somewhat. I mean if I had to go to USC or OSU then I could make that trip, she could watch the games on TV. I want to be comfortable with he coaches and get to know them very well -- even talk to some players there and see how they like it."

Though no plans have been finalized, Fulwood expects to visit some college campuses over the spring and summer.

"I'm going to be really busy over the summer," he said. "I'm not sure where I'm visiting but I'll be going to several different places. I'll probably let it get into the season a little bit, get some official visits in before making a decision."