Checking in with VT CB Commit Kyle Fuller

Kyle Fuller had never played quarterback until this season. A versatile athlete that projects initially as a cornerback at Virginia Tech, Fuller was called upon to be Mount St. Joseph’s (Baltimore, MD) starting signal caller in 2009. The 6-0, 165-pound senior responded well, guiding his team to two wins to start the season.

“I felt comfortable. The game was moving slowly for me, so I felt good,” Fuller said of his experience playing quarterback. “In our first game I had two rushing touchdowns and I made an interception. Our second game, we won a close game. I had to make a lot of plays on my own because the other team had a good plan for us. They wouldn’t let me get outside. We wound up winning 9-6. Our only touchdown came at the end of the first half. I threw a Hail Mary in the endzone. They picked it off, tried to run it back, fumbled, and we returned it for a touchdown.”

Mount St. Joseph’s third game proved costly. Not only did the team suffer its first loss of the season, a 42-0 setback to Good Counsel, but Fuller suffered what may be a season-ending injury. While making a tackle, one of Fuller’s fingers got caught up in the jersey of a Good Counsel player. He later discovered that he had suffered a torn tendon in the finger.

“I couldn’t bend the tip of my finger, but I felt like it would come back around eventually,” Fuller said. “I couldn’t play offense. I couldn’t feel my finger, so I couldn’t pass. I jammed it again later on in the game and I think that’s when I made the tendon pop. I had surgery on the 12th and they hooked everything back up.”