RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 68 overall prospect in the country by Sporting News … Rated the No. 125 overall player in the country, the No. 8 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 5 player in the state by Rivals … Ranked the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 24 defensive end in the country and the No. 6 player in the state by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 35 defensive end in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 7 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on June 6, 2009 … A postseason SuperPrep All-American … A PrepStar’s All-American as a defensive lineman … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … A first-team All-Seminole District and first-team All-Region III selection as a senior as a defensive end after posting 96 tackles (56 solo), with 13 sacks and a fumble recovery … Named to the All-Metro first team by The Lynchburg News & Advance … Also named honorable mention All-Region III as a tight end after catching four passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep … Invited to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach … A first-team all-district, all-region and all-state selection at defensive end as a junior after recording 20 sacks on the season … First cousin of current Hokie Logan Thomas, who was his player host … Attended the same high school as current Hokies Josh Eadie and his cousin Logan … Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.