Catching Up With Kendall Fuller

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Good Counsel (Olney, MD) rising junior Kendall Fuller first tasted recruiting success last summer, when he received scholarship offers from Virginia and Virginia Tech. The 5’11”, 183-pound cornerback/wide receiver now holds nine offers in total, with Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, N.C. State, and Ohio State coming through within the past year. Recruiting, though, is not currently at the forefront of Fuller’s thinking.

“We haven’t really talked much about recruiting,” said Kendall’s father, Vincent. “With juggling track, AAU track, and working extremely hard in the weight room, he is trying to get through the summer. He doesn’t know if he’ll be able to go to any camps. The only one I know he’ll be able to attend is the Top Gun Combine in Williamsburg.

“To be honest, right now Kendall is working extremely hard because he wants to have a big junior year. He wants to have a breakout year. He’s putting the work in.”

Freshmen don’t often play on the Good Counsel varsity squad, but that’s just what Fuller did in 2009. In two years on the varsity level, he has helped the Falcons to back-to-back WCAC championships. In 2011, Fuller is looking to become a bigger factor in the team’s success.

“I definitely want to help the team out as much as I can,” he said. “I definitely want to win another championship. I want to make more plays on offense and defense.”

Kendall doesn’t need to look far for gridiron advice. His oldest brother, Vincent Fuller II, played for Virginia Tech and is currently in the NFL. Corey Fuller, a rising red-shirt junior, is a walk-on wide receiver at Virginia Tech, and Kyle saw significant action at cornerback for the Hokies last season as a true freshman.

“They definitely help me out,” Kendall said, referring to his brothers. “Any time we’re all home, we all go to the football field. I was working with my brothers recently on some of the things I messed up on at the combines.”

Vince Sr. has noticed Kendall’s physical improvement over the course of the offseason.

“Kendall looks like he is ready for college,” Vince Sr. said. “To me, he plays like it. He looks good. A lot of muscle on him.”