Brandon Barden
Position: Tight End
Height: 6-5
Weight: 211
High School: Lincoln County
Hometown: Lincolnton, Ga.
photo RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 26 tight end in the country by Rivals ... Listed as the No. 37 overall player on the Georgia 51 by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 53 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 51 tight end in the country by Scout ...

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on June 1, 2006, becoming the second member of the 2007 class ... Enrolled at Tech in January, 2007 ... An All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar ... A member of the SuperPrep Dixie Team ... As a senior, rushed for around 600 yards and passed for over 500 yards in leading Lincoln County to a second consecutive Class A state championship ... Was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball and baseball ... Recruited by Torrian Gray.