Seneca receiver a standout

Seneca receiver a standout

A great quarterback spreads the ball around to several receivers when he's most effective. However that quarterback often has a go-to receiver who can make big plays when the game is on the line. DaMarcus Smith goes to Michael Fluellen.

A great quarterback spreads the ball around to several receivers when he's most effective. However that quarterback often has a go-to receiver who can make big plays when the game is on the line. DaMarcus Smith goes to Michael Fluellen.

Standing with a 4-2 record, Louisville Seneca is right in the race for their district and regional crowns. DaMarcus Smith is having a great year through the air and that's thanks in large part to Michael Fluellen.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound receiver has been dominant over defensive backs this season. Through five games, Fluellen has 21 catches for 622 yards and six touchdowns. While the stats are incomplete for the sixth game, we know that he had two touchdown catches in Seneca's loss to Manual Friday night.

"(This season) has been great. I worked really hard in the off-season to prepare myself for this year. And it's really showing so far," said Fluellen. "I'm an extremely big target with great hands. I'm a possession receiver and able to bring the long ball down with ease," he said.

"I need to improve my burst in and out of my cuts on my routes. And I want to improve my speed after the catch," he finished.

Fluellen and his team are having a pretty successful year with four regular season games to go. And Fluellen is reaching his team and individual goals. "My goal is to help my team win," he said. "Winning is my main goal. I would also like to get my name out in the recruiting atmosphere. I feel like since I was sidelined last year, I'm behind everyone else," said Fluellen. "I would really like to get a division-1 scholarship and play at the next level."

The senior has seen his recruitment come slow, but with his numbers and his size, it's hard to believe that it won't pick up for him.

"The school that I have been in contact with the most is Louisville," he said. "I talked to Tennessee-Martin a while back, but not since spring," he said.

Fluellen hopes to make a decision during the spring. Between now and then he'll be looking for the right school that fits him best.

"I want a spread offense that gets all the receivers involved," he said. "Also a team that likes to hit big targets up the middle and down field," he finished.

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