“I’ve tried to get more reps to see different scenarios and see how people would try to defend it differently,” Fuller said. “I think that’s the one thing that’s been helping me lately; the last few days in practice, I’ve been going against Kyshoen Jarrett and Detrick Bonner, and they both gave me something different, so I’ve been looking at that and using that to carry over into the games.”
Corey looked particularly effective in last week’s Florida State game, leading the team with seven catches for 124 yards and a score. That touchdown came at a crucial point in the game, giving the Hokies their first lead of the night. It was also the first time Thomas and Fuller got the chance to connect on a fade pass in the end zone.
“We’ve kind of been working on it all year, this was our first chance to run it,” Thomas said. “I just tried to put it up there and let Corey make a play, and he did.”
For as well as Fuller played, however, it was an unfortunate miscommunication between him and Thomas that led to the final, game-ending interception as Tech attempted to drive for the winning score.
“Corey and I had a miscommunication; I thought he was going to stick it and come back down and he thought he was going to roll it out and get into the next window,” Thomas said. “So it’s no one’s fault but ours.”
Despite this mental mistake, Fuller has become known for his intelligence on the field. He has also gained favor of the coaches because of his consistency.
“Each and every week, we evaluate people on the consistency of their performance, and that’s the always been the case in our program," said head coach Frank Beemer. "The people that give us consistency in their performance, that’s who’s going to be on the field."
Moving forward, Corey Fuller will be a continue to be a pivotal piece of the Hokies offense. And after he graduates, the Hokies still have a few more years to lean on the the sibling rivalries of the Fuller family.