RANKINGS: Rated the No. 12 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 53 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 17 player in the state by Scout.com … Ranked the No. 27 player in the state by Rivals … Listed as the No. 105 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 21 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on May 7, 2009 … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Named first-team AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by the VHSCA and second-team all-state as an offensive guard … A three-time all-Metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Was in on 59 tackles as a senior, including 13 for loss … Had nine sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, forced three fumbles and recovered three fumbles … Also had an interception and scored a defensive touchdown to earn Capital District Defensive Player of the Year honors … Earned first-team all-Metro honors as a sophomore, totaling 49 tackles including eight tackles for loss … Was again an all-Metro selection his junior season, totaling 12 tackles for loss, including five sacks … Had two interceptions as a junior … Brother of current Hokie Antoine Hopkins … Attended the same high school as current Hokies Cris Hill and his brother Antoine … Recruited by Jim Cavanaugh (did not make official visit due to basketball).