"Tom," as he likes to be called by teammates, is excited about his opportunity to be the third commit for Tech in the 2011 class. "I love Coach Groh, no fooling, he's a legend up here," said Fulry. "My teammates are always carrying-on about wanting to play in the ACC and now I get my chance. My boys thought I was clowning them when I said that Georgia Tech was interested."
Fulry, 6'4", 240 pounds, is an ideal fit for Coach Groh's new 3-4 defensive scheme as an outside linebacker. "I'm glad my skills are appreciated for the next level," said Fulry. "I'm the kind of guy that… I'm always kidding around but I take football seriously. There's no time for horseplay once you step onto the grass. That's how Coach Groh does it and that's how I do it too."
Tom began his junior year as a virtual unknown, but grabbed the attention of college scouts when they'd come to see teammate and fellow division-one prospect, Shane Anigans. "College football is a funny business," said Fulry. "Coaches would come to see Shane for the defensive line and I was an afterthought, but the next thing I know, it's craziness, North Carolina, Maryland, and G-Tech are asking about me, it's absurd."
The Kecoughtan High Harlequins are fortunate to have two rising stars and hope the talent leads to success on the field. Fulry and Anigans are also great students and friends off the field. Anigans is a 6'3", 325 pound defensive tackle in high school, who could be a nice fit for Tech's new defense as a nose tackle. Tom, when asked what was next for him, agreed. "Next I'm going to find some Shane Anigans and let him know where he needs to take his antics," said Fulry. "The ACC is the place to be and Georgia Tech is building up a ridiculously good program."