For years, the Virginia Tech football team’s secondary has been outstanding. Players there such as Kyle Fuller, Brandon Flowers, and Macho Harris have gone on to be players in the NFL, and Flowers has been one of the best corners in the league. This year the secondary will look a bit different since Kyle Fuller is gone but his brother Kendall is still there. What will it look like?
This position is going to be a lot weaker this year than it was last year since players like Antone Exum and Kyle Fuller have left to the NFL. One corner that is going to come back stronger than ever is Kendall Fuller who is Kyle Fuller’s younger brother. He had a great season last year and is due for another great one this year as well. He had six interceptions last season and made 58 tackles.
The player who starts opposite Fuller will be very interesting as there will be a competition. Donovan Riley could be the starter as he is an upper classman and has been here long enough to know the system more than the other players. He didn’t play much last season but I’m sure he could go in and play well.
Terrence Travis and Der’Woun Greene are both redshirts so I’m sure Bud Foster will want to start them next season since both of them are really young. It’s going to be a good competition for the starter opposite of Fuller this season.
Virginia Tech’s safeties won’t be as good as last year, but they do have one returning in Detrick Bonner, who had a good first season last year for a freshman. He had 48 tackles and two intercpetions along with five breakups. He’s going to be a redshirt sophomore this season but expect him to have a good year.
The player who should start opposite of Bonner will be Kyshoen Jarrett. He’s been on this team for awhile as he will be a senior this season. He plays special teams in addition to defense. He made 71 tackles for the Hokies last season and has two interceptions. Even though there may be competition for the spot, he should be the favorite as none of the other players have seen action.