Today’s Virginia Tech football camp proved to be very successful as the Hokies snagged two verbal commitments from 2013 recruits. The Hokies also got a good look at over 200 recruits in classes ranging from 2013 to 2016. Even Frank Beamer showed up in style weighing 32 pounds lighter! Overall, today was a great day for Virginia Tech football.
Starting with the two commitments, the two new members of the Hokie football family are Kyle Chung and Brandon Facyson.
Kyle Chung, a tight end who could also project as an interior offensive lineman, comes from Ponte Verda High School in Florida as a 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com. According to those in attendance, Chung moved very fluidly throughout drills and had good size on him already. Before committing to the Hokies today, Chung was also strongly considering Miami and Arkansas.
The second of the two commitments today belongs to Brandon Facyson. Facyson, a cornerback, comes from Georgia where he attends Northgate High School. Facyson currently is rated 3-stars from Rivals.com and many project that he could be a good get for the Hokies. Today was rough for Facyson though as he had to be rushed to a local emergency room after having difficulty breathing, swallowing, and eating. As it turns out, Facyson was diagnosed with an abscess in his throat. He was given a shot of antibiotics and then proceeded to commit to the Hokies. Facyson had also been strongly considering Georgia Tech before committing to Virginia Tech.
Highly touted recruit Kendall Fuller, brother of current Hokies football players Kyle and Corey, was on campus today and was bombarded by every coach in attendance. In fact, when he entered the Rector Field House every drill was stopped as the coaches went and greeted him. However, Fuller made it known that he didn’t have plans on committing today because he has a visit with Clemson already planned. He did, however, say that he would make his decision known before December during the US Army All-American Game.
Hokies commit Holland Fisher was also in attendance and was participating in drills today. He did nothing short of drive his stock way up today with his work ethic and motor. Fisher was taking consecutive turns at drills when players were supposed to sub out, training at full speed, and looked damn good while doing it. Fisher might end up being one of the better players in this Hokies recruiting class.
And we promised a skinny Frank Beamer so here you go! Beamer has been hitting the weight room apparently and has dropped 32 pounds. Apparently he’s down to his old playing weight of 172 pounds. If injuries pile up in the secondary, perhaps Beamer can step in and play again! Either way, he looks great.
Jokes aside – today was a great day for the Hokies and this recruiting class is only slated to get better as the year goes on. I fully expect Holland Fisher to climb the rankings and crack top-50 lists across the nation, potentially into 5-star range. If Kendall Fuller can get added to this class (it’s going to be tight between Tech and Clemson), it might be one of the better classes in Virginia Tech history.