It’s official, Kendall Fuller has committed to Virginia Tech. Fuller is the younger brother of two current Hokies and a former one. Kendall’s older brothers Corey (wide receiver) and Kyle (corner) are currently on Virginia Tech’s roster and the oldest Fuller, Vincent, was a safety at Tech before going to the NFL.
This is big news for Bud Foster and the Hokies defense. Fuller is considered the 5th best corner in the country according to ESPN. He is a four star recruit and the 15th commit that Virginia Tech has received for 2013 (the ninth four-star). Kendall may be the highest touted prospect the Hokies have had since five-star quarterback Tyrod Taylor in 2007.
Despite Fuller’s family ties to Virginia Tech, it wasn’t a given that he would join the Hokies. Fuller had announced that the choice down to Clemson and Virginia Tech. Kendall showed up to Nike’s the Opening with a Tiger Paw shaved into one side of his hair and a VT on the other. At that point most people believed that it was a dead heat between the two schools.
Fuller then visited Clemson with his mother and many Virginia Tech fans began to fear the worst, but Kendall decided on joining his brothers in Blacksburg.
In an interview with ESPN Fuller stated “I just got that feeling that I knew I wanted to go to Virginia Tech. Their defense is so complex that you never know what they are going to be doing. Coach (Bud) Foster and Coach (Torrian) Gray are amazing coaches. They have a track record of great defensive backs that Coach Gray has produced. Just sitting in the room watching film and seeing some of the different techniques, I just felt that the only way I could fail was if I did not work hard.”
Kendall’s commitment could lead to sharing the field with his older brother Kyle. Kyle Fuller is entering his junior season at Virginia Tech. Kyle may end up leaving for the NFL after this season, but if he stays for his senior year fans could see a Fuller at both the boundary and field corner positions in 2013.
As of now it isn’t clear who is more excited about this commitment Kendall, the Fuller Family, Virginia Tech or the fans. However, it is clearly evident that this is the start of the youngest and arguably most talented Fuller’s career in Blacksburg.