RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 30 defensive end in the country and the No. 16 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals … Rated as the No. 66 defensive end in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked the No. 108 defensive end in the country and the No. 21 player in the state by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 14 player on the North Carolina 48 by SuperPrep

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 10, 2009 … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep … Missed the first four games of his senior season, but ended up leading the Yadkin Valley conference in sacks with 16 and earned all-conference honors … Player host was Courtney Prince … Recruited by Kevin Sherman.