“This makes it all better,” Facyson, a 6-foot-2, 182-pound cornerback from Newnan, Ga., said minutes after committing to Tech at the team’s one-day prospect camp Saturday. “Pretty wild day. I’m glad to be a Hokie.”
Facyson said he had abscessed tonsils that will need to be removed. His father said he didn’t want to have the surgery done so far from home, so doctors treated his son with shots of antibiotics and steroids.
Facyson, rated a three-star prospect by the recruiting service Rivals.com, was the second player to pledge to attend Virginia Tech as part of the school’s 2013 class Saturday. Earlier in the day, the Hokies picked up a verbal commitment from Ponte Vedra, Fla., tight end Kyle Chung, the son of former Tech lineman Eugene Chung.
Tech hosted 217 high school athletes Saturday. The morning sessions included 40-yard dashes and shuttle runs. The afternoon focused on skill work as the players were broken into groups by position.
The Hokies also held a similar, smaller event in June.
Among those in attendance were current Tech four-star commitments Bucky Hodges, a quarterback from Virginia Beach’s Salem High School, and Manchester linebacker Holland Fisher, who is still being pursued by Alabama.
The Hokies’ top remaining target for the 2013 class also was in attendance, though not working out. Cornerback Kendall Fuller, a five-star prospect, showed up with the Tech logo shaved into the left side of his head and the Clemson logo cut into the right side.
Fuller, whose brothers Corey and Kyle play for Tech, said he can’t count how many times he’s been to the Hokies’ campus. He said he competed at the Tech camp as a freshman and sophomore, but the last two summers he’s made more casual visits to spend time with his brothers, the other players and coaches.
“Chilling,” the younger Fuller said. “Just being out here.”
Saturday, he got plenty of attention from Tech’s coaches and players.
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