Talented Athlete Chooses Tech

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Virginia Tech received some good news on Wednesday morning when Richlands (VA) star Austin Fuller informed Frank Beamer and Billy Hite that he was Blacksburg bound. Fuller is Tech’s third commitment of the 2008 recruiting class, and he could possibly play on either side of the ball.

Fuller has made his biggest mark at the high school level on offense. As a junior in 2006, he caught 57 passes for 1,092 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also scored four rushing touchdowns on the season.

For his outstanding performance as a junior, Fuller was named first team AP All-State. He was also a VHSCA second team All-State performer. He will play quarterback this fall for Richlands, but he is not being recruited as a quarterback for the Hokies.

If Fuller ends up on offense, his likely position is wide receiver. On the defensive side of the ball, he would appear destined for whip linebacker, or possibly rover. Either way, it looks like the Hokies have added a good prospect to the 2008 recruiting class.

Fuller told TSL’s Chris Horne before he committed to the Hokies that he is open to playing any position in college.

“I don’t care where I play. I just want to get on the field,” said Fuller.

Fuller’s high school coach, Greg Mance, thinks the Hokies are getting a good one.

“He is just a great athlete,” Mance said. “He can dunk a basketball without a running start.”

Stay tuned to TSL for more on Fuller’s commitment, as well as more information on the 2008 recruiting class.

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