With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, we're looking back at the high school careers of some of the region's top players in recent history.
When it comes to listing the greats who started their career in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, we'd be remiss if we overlooked current Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller. Before landing in Kansas City (and being selected by the Redskins in the 2016 NFL draft), Fuller was a five-star defensive stud at Our Lady of Good Counsel. At his Signing Day ceremony, he was joined by seven of his teammates who also announced their college decision.
Fuller chose Virginia Tech over Clemson, perhaps wanting to complete the family tree and become the fourth and final Fuller brother to be a Hokie.
"Being able to sign with my teammates, who I consider brothers, and to go to the game school as my actual brothers is a dream come true,” Fuller told The Washington Post in February of 2013.
The blueprint was in place. Vincent, Corey, and Kyle had all come before their youngest brother. In fact, Kyle was lucky enough to spend his senior season with Kendall in Blacksburg, Va.
“He’s not following in our footsteps; he’s creating his own path as a great player and young man,” Vincent Fuller, who attended his brother's Signing Day ceremony told the Post. “We’ll always have those memories and those brotherly rivalries brought out the best in all four of us.”
Frank Beamer and the Hokies paid attention to the young talent for good reason. The two-way player popped off during his senior season. Defensively, Fuller logged three interceptions, 28 tackles, eight pass breakups, and a sack. He wasn't done there. On the other side of the ball, he caught 44 passes for 695 yards and seven touchdowns to take home All-Met Player of the Year honors.
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