RANKINGS: Ranked the No. 19 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Listed as the No. 50 offensive guard prospect in the nation by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked the No. 33 offensive tackle prospect nationally and the No. 19 player in the state by Rivals ... Rated the No. 88 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... .
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on June 23, 2008 ... A member of SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic Team ... Named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region Team as an offensive lineman ... First-team All-Timesland by The Roanoke Times ... The Roanoke Times defensive player of the year ... Named the Piedmont District and the Region IV defensive player of the year ... Earned first-team All-Group AA honors ... Recorded 102 tackles (58 solo), including 16 for a loss as a defensive lineman his senior season ... Caused three fumbles and had a sack and a safety as a senior ... As a junior, he tallied 110 tackles and three sacks ... Also won the state championship in wrestling as a heavyweight in 2008 ... May wrestle his first season at Tech before moving to football full time ... Comes from an athletic family: his oldest brother, John, played football at Duke, his sister, Heather, played basketball at Wake Forest, and his older brother, Tim, is on the wrestling squad at Virginia Tech ... Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.