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VT Risers, Fallers In Rivals100

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With high school football underway at many locations around the country this weekend, Rivals.com released its newest Rivals100 today.
As always there's plenty of jostling for position. Some will be happy with their new ranking while others will be disappointed.
No surprise as Grayson (Ga.) defensive end and Clemson commitment
Virginia Tech is also well-represented, with three commitments who were previously in the Rivals100, all staying in that category.
But none of the three retained the same ranking. Good Counsel (Md.) cornerback
Fuller drops down from No. 3 overall but is still the top-rated cornerback in the country. There was some debate on whether or not he should be ranked ahead of Wharton (Fla.) cornerback and Florida commit
Rivals.com national analyst
"Kendall Fuller remained as the No. 1 cornerback in the country and I believe we are the only site that still sees him that way and I'm fine with that," Farrell said. "He's a rare prospect when it comes to football smarts and instincts and he has good size and more than adequate speed. He slid three slots because
Fisher had an impressive summer as well and made a sizeable jump from his previous No. 82 ranking. Fisher performed well at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge, The Opening and the VTO camp in Richmond among others.
"Fisher moved up 14 slots and more importantly made the jump from a 5.9 prospect to a 6.0," Farrell said. "Our scale goes to 6.1 for five stars so this is a substantial move for him even if the slotting doesn't reflect it that much. He could end up as a rover, true safety or linebacker in college and he will excel no matter what because he's very athletic and very physical.'
HokieHaven.com saw Fuller and Fisher both at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in July in Atlanta as well as Fisher's performance at Virginia Tech's July prospect camp. Fisher has excellent size, a great build, is extremely muscular and an intimidating safety.
Fisher is now the No. 6 safety in the country.
"He's athletic and physical but is a bit out of control still," Farrell said during today's Rivals 100 chat. "Very good player but not as instinctual as some of the other safeties ranked ahead of him."
The Hokies' latest commitment, Teller, who committed Friday, took a slight drop, to No. 89 in the country. Teller was previously ranked No. 75, but has still shown that he might contribute immediately at Virginia Tech.
Teller impressed Farrell at the VTO Richmond camp in April and further impressed HokieHaven.com at the College Prep World camp last month.
"Teller dropped 14 slots in the Rivals100 but he actually moved up in his position ranking from No. 7 to No. 5 because a few guys switched positions," Farrell said. "He is still a 5.9 four star and top 100 player and he essentially remained the same in his ranking while some others at different positions slid ahead. He's a huge kid, very physical and reminds me of
Fuller will also be playing in the prestigious U.S. Army All American Bowl in January in San Antonio, while Fisher has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game.
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