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When senior All-ACC cornerback Antone Exum tore his ACL in January, many Virginia Tech fans feared the worst. Outside of Exum and fellow All-ACC corner senior Kyle Fuller, the Hokies were young and thin at cornerback.
A pair of sophomores, Donaldven Manning and Donovan Riley, both struggled in 2012 as freshman.
However, good news was on the horizon for the Hokies. Two newcomers, Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson, would soon make their way to Blacksburg. Kendall Fuller, Kyle's younger brother, was one of the top prospects in the entire country. Facyson, who enrolled in January, was not as highly regarded as Kendall Fuller, but impressed coaches throughout spring practice.
In fall camp, it was soon clear that both true freshmen would play in 2013. Manning transferred once he realized Facyson and the younger Fuller were ahead of him on the depth chart.
In the opener at Alabama, Kendall Fuller looked completely comfortable going up against Amari Cooper and has gotten even better the last two weeks. Facyson leads the team with three interceptions, and against East Carolina, he was constantly around the ball.
The future is bright in Blacksburg, once again.