Olney (Md.) Good Counsel cornerback Kendall Fuller took yet another unofficial visit to Virginia Tech where two of his brothers currently play and where his oldest brother was a star. Is the nation's top cornerback any closer to a decision and is it now a two-team race?
"I went to Virginia Tech for their one-day camp and I just hung out," said the 5-foot-11, 189-pounder who is ranked as the No. 1 cornerback overall. "I didn't work out but I spent some time with my brothers there as well as some players like Dyrell Roberts, Donovan Riley, Marcus Davis and J.C. Coleman. I know a lot of those guys there and am getting to know more of them."
But most importantly, Fuller continued to get to know the coaches at Virginia Tech and his connection to his brothers, Corey Fuller and Kyle Fuller is key. However, Fuller said that even if his brothers aren't in Blacksburg when he arrives, he still loves the Hokies.
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"My brother Corey is a redshirt senior so he's going to be gone and Kyle is a junior and a starter and there's a chance he could head off to the NFL if he has a great year," he said. "But that doesn't matter. I like Virginia Tech and would go there even if my brothers aren't there. It's a great program, I love the coaches and I feel a connection there. I am obviously the most comfortable there compared to other places."
But there is another program looming and that has made this a tough decision for the nations' No. 3 player.
"I have Clemson on Friday (July 20) and after that I should know a lot more," he said. "I will be going down there with my mom and it will be my second visit there. My first one was really good, it got me very interested so we'll see how my second visit goes. Dorian (teammate Dorian O'Daniel, a Clemson commitment) is coming as well and he's always in my ear about Clemson. But this visit will be about getting to know the coaches better, sitting down and breaking down film with the defensive backs coach and meeting a few more players."
Michigan has always been the third school on Fuller's list with his friend Blake Countess thriving in Ann Arbor and following a good visit. However, Fuller could be ready to make a decision sooner than later and that could eliminate the Wolverines.
"If I am ready to announce in August then I would say it's a two-team race between Virginia Tech and Clemson," he said. "That's kind of where it is now, I wanted to visit Virginia Tech and Clemson back-to-back to compare them and see if I got a feeling one way or the other. If I decide to wait and decide at the U.S. Army All American Bowl then I will take official visits and Michigan will be one of them. Right now I don't know."
So if Virginia Tech and Clemson are the two major players here, where does each stand?
"It's 50-50 honestly," he said. "I obviously know Virginia Tech a lot better and with all three brothers it's a comfort thing for sure, but Clemson was great and it's something different. That's why I'm taking these back-to-back to see what comes out of it. I'm excited to see Clemson again and see if I like it as much, better or don't like it as much as I did the first time. We'll see."