The McCallie School
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year starter at safety for Chattanooga private school power... Received jersey No. 17 as senior for defensive leadership... Two-time recipient of "Best of Prep" honor from Chattanooga Times-Free Press... Named to Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and Division II All-State after posting 78 tackles as senior... Also scored 11 TDs as senior... Finished career with 253 total tackles and four INTs... Named Defensive MVP after helping team to state title as sophomore... Invited to play in Tennessee All-Star Game, participated in 2008 Army Combine in Texas... Also lettered in lacrosse... Involved in several leadership organizations at McCallie, and earned school's Gardner Spirit Award.
PERSONAL Jay P. Charles Fullam... Son of Mark and Nancy Fullam... Born June 12, 1990... Has two older brothers, Wayne and Haden... Dad is project manager for Lawson Electric... Wants to become fighter pilot, similar to his grandfather, who was shot down over Vietnam and was listed as MIA until his remains were identified in 1987... Enjoys hunting and fishing.
McCALLIE HEAD COACH RICK WHITT
"Jay really fits the Vanderbilt mold. He brings everything to the program that Coach Johnson's staff is looking for.
"On the field, Jay is a contact player, very explosive, an athletic guy that can run. He's one of those players that understands what is expected of him as a safety and also knows the roles of other defensive positions. He also leads by example, not real vocal until he needs to be. Jay's just a football player.
"Jay will go about his business the right way at Vanderbilt. He'll bring great effort, work ethic and excellent practice habits to the program. I think he is an ideal fit at Vanderbilt."