"I went to camp at Tulane on June 26 and they offered me as a quarterback/athlete after the camp. I thought about it for about a week and then I decided to commit to them," said Fudge Van Hooser.
It was a pretty easy decision for the 2012 athlete.
"I have been there a good bit spending the night with my brother Wilson Van Hooser, going to see him on the weekend, and things like that, so I already knew a lot about Tulane. I knew I really liked it there, he loves it there, and I would have the opportunity to play two years with him there. Also, my good friend Mitchell Riley is going to be a walk-on there this year too, so I will get to play with him again."
"Another reason it was easy was because they will allow me to run track also. The coaches told me that if my grades are up, then I can run the 100 and 4x100 for the track team. I will be able to run the 4x100 with my brother too, so that will be cool."
"It was really just an easy decision and I feel good about it."
Some other schools are still showing interest in the 6-foot-2, 169 pound junior out of Montgomery (AL) Trinity Christian. Auburn and Texas Tech are the main ones at this time, but Southern Miss and Troy are two others that have expressed interest.
He will likely still camp at other schools, the Tulane coaches let him know they have no problem with that. But even if he does travel elsewhere for camps to get better and to compete, that doesn't mean he will be looking around.
"I am committed to Tulane and that is where I want to go. I know two years is a long time and a lot can happen, so if God leads me elsewhere, then I will listen, but I am happy about my commitment right now," explained Van Hooser.
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