RANKINGS: Rated the No. 28 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals ... Rated the No. 43 player in the state of North Carolina by Scout ... THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 8, 2006, becoming the fourth member of the 2007 class ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Totaled 90 tackles, including 8.5 sacks, as a senior ... An all-state selection by The Associated Press ... Was selected to the NC/SC Shrine Bowl ... Named the 2006 NEW 6 3-A Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Also named first-team all-conference ... Missed most of his junior season with a torn PCL and MCL ... Recruited by Charley Wiles.