Tyrod Taylor
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
High School: Hampton
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
photo RANKINGS: Rated the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals ... Ranked the No. 6 quarterback in the country by PrepStar ... Rated the No. 16 player in the country on the ESPN 150 ... Listed as the No. 20 overall player in the country and the No. 1 athlete in the country by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 27 player overall in the nation by that same publication ... Ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times, Rivals, SuperPrep and Scout ... Listed as the No. 4 quarterback in the country by Scout ...

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 21, 2006, becoming the 12th member of the 2007 class ... A PARADE All-American as an all-purpose player ... Earned a spot in the 2006 Nike Elite 11 quarterbacks camp ... A member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 ... A member of the Rivals100 ... Named to the Velocity/PrepStar 100 squad ... An All-America and All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... A SuperPrep Postseason All-American ... A member of the PrepStar Dream Team ... Named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which lists the top 100 high school football players in the south, regardless of position ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team ... Named first-team all-state by the VHSCA as a quarterback ... Named the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia as a senior ... In three years as a starter, accounted for 7,690 yards of total offense and 100 touchdowns ... Passed for 5,144 yards and 44 touchdowns while rushing for 2,546 yards and 56 scores in his time as a starter ... A two-time first-team all-state performer who finished his senior year with over 2,300 total yards and 36 touchdowns ... Completed 85 of 164 passes for 1,538 yards and 15 touchdowns with just four interceptions and ran for 788 yards and 21 scores ... A first-team quarterback and a second-team defensive back on the Daily Press All-Stars Football Team ... Named first-team all-state by the AP as a utility player ... Rushed for 1,044 yards and 21 touchdowns while passing for 1,544 yards and nine scores as a junior, leading Hampton to its 17th state championship ... For his junior year performance, earned VHSCA and AP first-team all-state honors ... The Offensive Player of the Year and first-team quarterback on the Daily Press All-Stars Football team ... As a sophomore, earned first-team quarterback Daily Press All-Stars Football honors after passing for 2,062 yards and 20 touchdowns and running for 714 yards and 14 scores ... Named a second-team all-state selection by the AP as a quarterback ... Recruited by Curt Newsome.