The best news for Virginia Tech on signing day was that there were no surprises.
Coach Frank Beamer and his staff felt like they have had their class of 18 recruits wrapped up for some time, and even their worst season in 20 years followed by wholesale changes to his offensive coaching staff didn't cost the Hokies players they wanted.
A class heralded by recruiting services as one of Beamer's best in recent years includes 5-start recruit Kendall Fuller, a cornerback from Baltimore ranked among the top prospects in the country. He'll be the fourth Fuller brother, and perhaps the mostly highly anticipated, to play for Beamer with the Hokies.
''The tough thing about Kendall Fuller is, he's the last one,'' Beamer said of the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder. ''Kendall I think is extremely athletic. I think he'll have a chance to figure in in our secondary play. I think he needs to get his hands on the ball some. We'll work with him as a return guy. And maybe even after he gets settled defensiv...