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2016 Buffalo Football Recruiting: DL Jake Fuzak commits to the Bulls

Buffalo picks up a hometown commit.

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The Buffalo coaches got together on the Fourth of July for a nice barbecue.  Little did they know that they would receive a call and commitment from one of their top prospects, Jake Fuzak.  The Buffalo-native is rated as a two-star prospect, according to Rivals.  Fuzak also reportedly held offers from UConn and Old Dominion before he accepted his offer from Buffalo.

Hustle Belt was able to catch up with Buffalo's newest prospect to find out why he believes Buffalo is the right school for him.

"I decided to commit [to Buffalo] because there's a sense of pride playing for a community that's supported you and raised you.  Also the coaches are some of the most genuine people I've ever met and it will be a pleasure to play for them."

Fuzak is from the Buffalo suburb Williamsville and attended Williamsville South High School.  The 6-foot-5 265 pound defensive lineman is now Buffalo's second commit in the past week and fifth overall for their 2016 recruiting class.

Fuzak also discussed some goals that he hopes to accomplish at Buffalo.  "My goals are simple!  Impact the community, compete at a high level, earn my spot, and have have an impact on the field and my community."

Bulls fans ought to be excited and proud of Fuzak as he looks to stay in the city that raised him.  Fuzak's character is what many coaches look for in their prospects, as he unselfishly looks to help his team and surrounding community.

Buffalo will look to Fuzak to help soon with their rushing defense.  Ranked seventh in the MAC in 2014, the Bulls allowed 175 yards per game on the ground, and could use a slight boost from Fuzak to help lower that number.

Fuzak has been a nightmare in the backfield for defenses.  His sheer strength helps him toss defenders to the side in his pursuit to the backfield.  Check out some of Fuzak's highlights below, courtesy of Hudl: