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Scouts: Hokies score Kendall Fuller

Major land for the Hokies, as Virginia Tech does not traditionally sign prospects with the flash and high-profile name recognition of Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel). What it typically signs are smart, versatile football players with high development upside -- and it still has some of those sought-after traits in the nation’s No. 5 corner. Fuller is a naturally gifted athlete with great football savvy and a frame that is only going to continue filling out and become more explosive. He is versatile in coverage scheme with the ability to make plays in both in man and zone schemes and should be a valuable DB in Hokies veteran defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s defense which relies on smart, well-rounded perimeter defenders with aggressive demeanors and a competitor’s edge.

Fuller may lack premium top-end speed but feel he’ll be able to mask it at the next level with his impressive anticipation skills and ability to close in a hurry. Overall he brings a lot of range to the position and potential flexibility to the entire secondary as we feel Fuller could also play safety for the Virginia Tech or a nickel in some packages. That scheme versatility on defense and great special teams skill that has been demonstrated should allow for early playing time in Blacksburg. A future playmaker but this is also a big commitment for Frank Beamer's program off the field, as Fuller has the ability to attract more big-name prospects to an already solid top-20 recruiting class.