Five-star cornerback Kendall Fuller, who committed to Virginia Tech at Gridiron Kings. Photo by Bud Elliott, SB Nation.

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Kendall Fuller Commits To Virginia Tech Over Clemson

Virginia Tech adds an elite cornerback recruit.


Leon McQuay Swaps FSU For Michigan After Wolverines Push For Commitment

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Leon McQuay III of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood High School is rated as one of the better defensive backs in the country. He is a consensus four-star recruit and holds more than 20 offers. After working out in anticipation of pool play during the Gridiron Kings event, McQuay spoke with SB Nation about where his recruitment stands.

The star safety recently changed up his top three schools, removing Michigan and adding Florida State to Vanderbilt and USC.

"Michigan wanted me to commit, and I wasn't ready," McQuay said. "They said that if I didn't commit by this weekend, they weren't sure they'd have a spot for me by the time I was ready," he added.

With so many recruits committing early, I asked McQuay if he feels pressured to commit.

"Not really. I know I can play and the teams and recruiters that really want me will hold a spot for me," McQuay said.

The new school in the picture is Florida State.

"It's close. It's the state school. I like their coaches, and their defensive coordinator, Mark Stoops," McQuay said.

Though McQuay and his father denied it, Vanderbilt is thought to be McQuay's leader by many who follow recruiting.

"Vanderbilt has a great coaching staff and great academics," McQuay said. He added that Nashville is not too far away from home for him or his parents.

USC still remains in the picture, though it is unknown if a spot remains in the Trojans' class, which has been reduced in size by NCAA sanctions.

Not surprisingly, McQuay cited the Trojans' coaching staff and academics. Those are the two most important factors in his recruitment.

McQuay does not want to be a recruit who commits first and takes visits second. He wants to make a single decision after visiting the schools on his list.

A visit to Vanderbilt happened earlier this spring, and McQuay is not sure if he'll make it back up to Nashville before he decides in late November.

He visited Florida State as a junior for a track meet, but wants to get back up to Tallahassee. A visit to Los Angeles to see Southern Cal is also in the works. McQuay said that would likely be an official visit.


Kendall Fuller Ready To Commit: Virginia Tech Or Clemson?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. -- Kendall Fuller, a top cornerback recruit out of Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, was one of the top topics on day one of Gridiron Kings.

Fuller was happy to be at the event.

"Just coming out here and being around all these guys, it's great," Fuller said. This is the last time we'll be together before we start our seasons. It's a little less serious than the Opening. Just trying to come out here and have some fun," he added.

Some recruiting experts believe Fuller is the top corner nationally, while most say it is Vernon Hargreaves.

"All of us are going to think that we're the top corner in the country," Fuller said. "But me and Vernon don't worry about that. We're similar corners, too, [we] do a lot of the same things," he added.

Fuller announces his commitment between Virginia Tech and Clemson tomorrow afternoon. Fuller said he has known his destination for a few days.

Fuller's brothers play at Virginia Tech and I asked him about how that impacts his recruitment.

"It matters. I've had my brothers go through there, see how they developed, and what they say about it. I know they're honest with me about it and I know what I'm going to get at Virginia Tech," Fuller said.

One draw of both schools is NFL development.

"Definitely. You want a coach who will develop you, teach different techniques, and get you ready for the league.

One factor that doesn't mean as much to Fuller as it does some recruits is early playing time.

"Not really. I'll make my own playing time anywhere I go," Fuller said

A coaching change is what drew Fuller to Clemson.

"I wasn't being recruited by [former Clemson defensive coordinator] Kevin Steele," Fuller said. "But when Brent Venables came to Clemson, I got interested, because he had already been recruiting me and [Clemson commitment and fellow high school teammate] Dorian O'Daniel to Oklahoma," He added.

Fuller added that he feels comfortable at Clemson and that it is not too far away from his home.

SB Nation will have Fuller's commitment story tomorrow.

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