Barquell Rivers
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
High School: Anson County
Hometown: Wadesboro, N.C.
photo RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 14 overall player on the North Carolina 35 by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 19 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 25 middle linebacker in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 63 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals ...

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on August 1, 2006, becoming the 21st member of the 2007 class ... An All-America and All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team his senior year ... Had 171 tackles and five interceptions (three for touchdowns) as a senior ... As a junior, recorded 130 tackles and had three interceptions ... Earned all-state honors at the linebacker position ... Was named all-conference his sophomore and junior seasons ... Also played basketball and baseball ... Recruited by Kevin Sherman.