JUCO Spotlight: Elbert Fulgham

Elbert Fulgham was a punishing offensive lineman during his prep career at Brother Martin, the Class 5A program in New Orleans, and the 6-foot-1, 300-pounder is doling out even more punishment now that he has moved to defensive tackle at Dodge City Community College in Kansas.

As a senior offensive lineman at Brother Martin, Elbert Fulgham paved the way for RB Dante Butler to gain 2,000-plus yards, and he also served as a mentor for current Crusader Ryan Hoefeld, a top '13 OL prospect.

Once Fulgham got to the next level, however, the staff at Dodge City decided that his talents would be best utilized on the defensive side of the football.

"I'm making the transition," said Fulgham when asked about switching from offensive line to defensive line. "The coaches are going to keep me there at defensive tackle. I like it now, and I'm learning the technique.

"It's a good environment at Dodge City. I get my work done and play football. I have a 3.2 grade point average."

Fulgham has one more season to play in junior college and will sign with a four-year school after that.

"I love Ohio State," he said. "I've been liking them since I was a little kid. UL was recruiting me out of high school, and I like that school. I've been on their campus.

"I'm talking to Arkansas, and Florida International is a program with a nice defense. I saw their bowl game and I know Brandon Taylor, who plays for FIU."

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