Olney (Md.) Good Counsel cornerback Kendall Fuller has been to Virginia Tech, where all his brothers play or played their college ball, many times. But he hasn't been too many other places. That's why his visit this weekend to Clemson was crucial for the Tigers. What was his first impression?
"I liked the visit a lot," said the 6-foot, 185-pounder. "I saw everything, we got there early Saturday and didn't leave until Sunday so I saw the facilities, the stadium, the dorms, all the way down to where the tutors work with players. It was a really good visit, it was my first time there but I will be back."
Fuller, the nation's No. 1 cornerback and a top 5 player overall, took his first visit to a school that wasn't Virginia Tech or Maryland.
"I've been to Tech so many times, it's time to start comparing," he said. "The good thing about Clemson for me was that there wasn't much of a difference between them and Tech. It's in the middle of nowhere, a true college town and it allows you to focus on football and school and stay out of trouble."
Fuller met with all the coaches as well as a few players.
"Coach Scott is my recruiting coach and I met with coach Swinney and coach Harbison the d-backs coach," he said. "They were all down-to-earth and I liked all of them. We also got to meet Sammy Watkins and Travis Blanks and a few other players and there were a bunch of top recruits there as well."
Fuller said he will certainly be back at Clemson again.
"I will take an official there for sure and I might get back once before then," he said. "It impressed me enough to know I'll be back."
So what's next?
"I think we are taking a visit to Tennessee sometime soon, then I have the Rivals/VTO Camp in April and the weekend after that I go to Michigan. I still want to see Alabama, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina and maybe a few others."
Fuller's oldest brother played at Virginia Tech and two of his brothers are currently at Tech, so many assume the Hokies are his leader. How did Clemson stack up?
"I'm keeping an open mind," he said. "I've never said Virginia Tech is my leader, everyone else says it. I have a comfort level there, but I am comparing everything."