During his senior season of high school in 2007-2008, Friday nights were comprised of opposing schools’ crowds constructing signs that ridiculed Richlands Blue Tornado wide receiver Austin Fuller. He made other teams pay for it. Fuller set school records at Richlands for yards (1,963), career catches (114) and touchdowns (21).

In March, Fuller — who was an all-state receiver at Richlands High School (Virginia) — received an athletic release from Virginia Tech. He talked to SMU and North Texas State. Asides from eying the prospect of having more playing time, he’ll be closer to his family, specifically being near his father.

Fuller, who was born in Texas, played on special teams for the last two seasons for the Hokies, with very limited action as a receiver. With most of the Hokies’ receivers returning and new recruits at wide out are pouring in, Austin knew that his playing time would be questionable.

I wish him well at SMU.


2 thoughts on “Austin Fuller to Transfer from Virginia Tech to SMU

  1. This guy will probably tear it up at SMU. Good for him. Will keep an eye on him. Always had one eye out for the Mustangs as lived through/in the era of Dickerson and James. Death penalty aside, I hope they become as relevant as possible down the road.

  2. This story is really inspiring. Fuller did not let his past ruin his future performance. Instead he used his past as his strength to become a better athlete as he is today. His story is worth telling to everyone. Good job Fuller! My new favorite football player!

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