RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 33 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 9 player in the state of Maryland by Rivals ... Rated the No. 10 player in the Maryland/DC/Delaware area by Scout ... Listed as the No. 10 overall player on the Mid-Atlantic 36 (Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia) by SuperPrep ... THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 25, 2006, becoming the 14th member of the 2007 class ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Named honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post as a defensive lineman ... Earned second-team "Big School" all-state honors ... Recorded 30 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, to go with three quarterback hurries and a punt block as a senior ... Also had a touchdown reception ... Had 23 tackles, including four for loss as a junior ... Attended the same high school as current Hokie Ike Whitaker ... Recruited by Kevin Sherman.