RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 15 overall player on the Mid-Atlantic 36 (Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia) by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 19 player in the Maryland/DC/Delaware area by Scout ... THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 31, 2006, becoming the 20th member of the 2007 class ... Named second-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a defensive lineman his final year ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior along the defensive line ... Also earned first-team all-conference honors ... Attended the same high school as current Hokie Rashad Carmichael ... Recruited by Kevin Sherman.