On Sunday, a day after attending Tech’s second 2009 camp, Mount St. Joseph’s (Baltimore, MD) cornerback Kyle Fuller told TechSideline.com that he was leaning towards Virginia Tech over Kansas and Maryland. He also expected to make his college selection this week, which he has now done. This evening, the 6-0, 160-pound rising senior recruit gave his pledge to Tech primary recruiter Kevin Sherman.
“I committed around 9:30. I talked to Coach Sherman. He was happy and excited. He was glad I got it over with,” said Fuller, who expects to talk to Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer tomorrow. He is the 13th commitment in Tech’s 2010 recruiting class.
“I made my decision on a real gut feeling. I guess it was one of the harder decisions I’ve had to make. It came down to me feeling comfortable with Virginia Tech. I was most familiar with it.”
In Fuller, Virginia Tech has again successfully recruited the brother of a former Hokies standout. The staff scored a commitment from rising senior offensive lineman Mark Shuman, who is the younger brother of former Tech offensive line standout Ryan Shuman, earlier this year.
Although his brother, current Tennessee Titans defensive back Vincent Fuller II, enjoyed a successful career at Virginia Tech, Kyle did not make his brother an issue in the decision.
“I decided to make it my own decision,” Fuller said. “I guess I did become familiar with Virginia Tech from him being there, but I tried not to think about it.”
Like his brother, Kyle will be a defensive back for the Hokies.
“They are recruiting me as a cornerback, but if they need me at safety I think I could make the transition. I’ll play wherever,” said Fuller, who tallied four interceptions from a cornerback spot last season as a junior. He returned two of those picks for touchdowns. “Going in, I see myself as a corner.”
No matter the position he plays in the defensive backfield, Fuller looks forward to working with defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.
“I’m pretty excited to work with him,” Fuller said, referring to Coach Gray. “I think he’ll help me, working with me on my technique.”
Fuller’s teammates attend Tech’s camp…
Kyle discussed the recruitments of Mount St. Joseph’s teammates Devonte Jones and Shelton Hall-Bennett. Jones is a 5-10 1/2, 178-pound rising junior defensive back, while Hall-Bennett is a 5-9, 180-pound rising senior running back/linebacker.
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