James Gayle Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
High School: Bethel
Hometown: Hampton, Va.

RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 26 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 25 strongside defensive end in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state by Rivals ... Ranked the No. 27 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ...

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 23, 2008 ... A member of SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic Team ... Named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman ... A second-team member of The Daily Press Football All-Stars team ... A second-team All-Peninsula District member as a defensive end ... Registered 96 tackles (60 solo) and 12 sacks as a defensive end his senior season ... Tallied 56 solo tackles and 10 sacks as a junior ... Player host was Jaymes Brooks ... Recruited by Jim Cavanaugh.