ACC All Access: Kendall Fuller commits to Virginia Tech, continues line of brothers to play for Hokies

For more than a decade, the last name Fuller has meant a lot to Virginia Tech's football program. Now, there's a new addition to the Fuller family tree in Blacksburg.

Kendall Fuller, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound cornerback from Our Lady of Good Counsel High in Olney, Md., committed Sunday to Tech. His final decision came down to Tech and Clemson. His announcement was aired in Orlando early in the second half of the Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 championship game.


"I just got that gut feeling (Thursday)," said Fuller during the ESPN3 broadcast of the Gridiron Kings event. "I loved both schools, but at the end of the day you can only choose one school, and I chose Virginia Tech."

Fuller revealed his college pick by unzipping a pullover to show a t-shirt with the "VT" logo on the front.


He's considered by most recruiting analysts to be one of the nation's top five cornerback prospects, and one of the top 25 overall prospects in the nation. The recruiting website ranks him the nation's top cornerback and a coveted 5-star recruit.

He's the first player with 5-star status from the website to commit to Tech since former Hampton High quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who pledged to Tech in July 2006 and signed in Feb. '07.

Other 5-star players that ended up at Tech were cornerback Victor Harris (signed in '05) and former Warwick High quarterback Marcus Vick (signed in '02). Running back Kevin Jones was considered the nation's top recruit by most analysts when he signed at Tech in '01.

Last season, Kendall had 25 1/2 tackles and three interceptions at Good Counsel. He also had 26 catches for 527 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver.


He took his second visit last weekend to Clemson. He was on Tech's campus earlier this month for a one-day recruiting camp. Clemson and Tech were two of at least 23 programs to offers him scholarships.

He's the 15th commitment for Tech's 2013 recruiting class. Feb. 6 will be the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent with a university.

He'll be the fourth Fuller brother to play at Tech since '01. Vincent is the senior member of the foursome. He played safety at Tech from '01-04 before playing seven seasons in the National Football League with the Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots. He's currently a free agent.

Kyle is entering his junior season as a starting cornerback at Tech. He was a second team All-ACC selection last season after splitting time at cornerback and outside linebacker.

Corey is heading into his senior season as a backup wide receiver. He transferred to Tech from Kansas, where he competed on the track & field team as a sprinter, triple jumper and long jumper, and walked-on to the Hokies' football program in the fall of '10.


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