BLACKSBURG — From one former alum to another.
Virginia Tech announced on Wednesday that assistant director of player personnel Corey Fuller accepted a position in the personnel department with the Carolina Panthers. Fuller was a wide receiver for Tech under retired coach Frank Beamer who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.
The Hokies immediately announced Fuller’s replacement, and it’s another familiar face in fellow alum Kyshoen Jarrett. Jarrett was a Tech team captain in 2014, and a sixth-round selection of Washington in the 2015 NFL Draft.
“We are pleased to welcome Kyshoen and his family back to Blacksburg,” Tech head coach Justin Fuente said, in a release. “Kyshoen possesses a great appreciation for what it takes for a young person to excel in all facets of their collegiate experience at Virginia Tech. Kyshoen’s NFL background, combined with his football acumen and passion for our program make him a great fit for this position. Just as importantly, his history as a mentor and his ability to understand and connect with young people will be a great resource for us.”
As a senior, Jarrett had 88 tackles (52 solo) and three interceptions. He played in 53 career games, and also worked as a punt returner.
The Pennsylvania native coached at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn during the 2016-17 before returning to the NFL as a defensive intern in 2018 and defensive quality control coach in 2019. He most recently worked as the athletic director at a high school in Concord, North Carolina.
Tech’s recruiting staff is in the midst of a busy month.
The NCAA allowed the return of in-person recruiting June 1 after 400-plus days of restricting coaches and players to virtual interaction. The Hokies are hosting eight camps this month and hosting recruits for official visits during the first three weekends of the month.
Tech currently has six verbal commitments in its 2022 recruiting class. Lemar Law, a three-star defensive lineman, committed after visiting campus last week. He’s the second in-state recruit to commit to Tech this cycle.