Davonte Fuller

Davonte Fuller

Stratford High School track standout Davonte Fuller will wrap up a prep career loaded with highlights this spring. He signed with the University of Miami in November.

He chose the Hurricanes over Virginia Tech, Southern California and LSU, a sunny destination Fuller earned through hard work.

“God gives you the gift of speed,” SHS track and field coach Shane Sutherland said. “God gives you some endurance. God gives you some strength but you have to hone it. You have to practice. (Davonte) didn’t just drop onto the earth running the way he runs. He had to work at it. You’re talking about a kid who has trained from October to July every year for the last four years.”

Fuller won the Class 5A state title in the 400-meter dash as a junior after claiming the gold when Class 4A was the largest classification as a sophomore. He also anchored a golden 4 x 800 relay performance in the state meet as a sophomore.

Fuller projects as a 400 and 800 runner in college and is part of an impressive recruiting class for the Hurricanes.