Current Tennessee Titans safety Vincent Fuller II enjoyed a successful career at Virginia Tech, amassing 142 tackles, 19 pass deflections and eight interceptions in 50 games of action. Fuller graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 and, four years later, the Tech staff is looking to dip back into the Fuller family for another talented defensive back. Kyle Fuller , a 6-1, 165-pound cornerback recruit and Vincent’s younger brother, has received an official offer from the Hokies.
A two-year starter on the varsity level, the standout rising senior has two official Division 1A offers and is likely to receive more this spring.
“There has been a lot of interest in Kyle from schools that normally don’t come by here, from as far away as Florida,” Mount St. Joseph’s head coach Chip Armstrong said. “Most of the ACC is interested. Penn State, West Virginia and U-Conn are interested. Florida recently asked for film on him. He has the two offers, from Maryland and Virginia Tech. I know there is a lot of interest there. He is an ACC-type player, I feel.”
Fuller played on the junior varsity squad his freshman year, but he made a major impact for Coach Armstrong’s program his sophomore year.
“We had problems in our secondary for 10 years. That changed when we inserted Kyle into the lineup. Now, I feel we might have the best secondary in the state,” said Armstrong, whose squad captured a conference championship in 2007 – Fuller’s first year on the varsity level. “Our defensive backs coach, Craig Lewis, has done a great job, but the other part is the talent. Kyle started at corner his sophomore year and started intercepting passes. He intercepted a pass early on in the season. The other kids started gaining confidence and late in the year we started picking off a lot of passes.”
As a junior this past season, Fuller hauled in four interceptions and returned two of those for touchdowns. A dynamic special teams player, he had one kick-off return touchdown and one punt return score. The kick-off return came on the team’s first play of the season.
Coach Armstrong plans to give Fuller a hard look at quarterback next season, but cornerback is where the talented athlete will play on the college level.
“He is so athletic,” Armstrong said. “We play a lot of Cover 2. He has got real fast reflexes. With his height and athleticism, I just think cornerback...
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