RANKINGS: Rated the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 5 player in the state on the Virginia 43 and the No. 24 defensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 7 player in the state and the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country by Rivals … Listed as the No. 17 defensive end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 90 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 28 defensive lineman in the country in SuperPrep’s preseason edition.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on June 22, 2010 … An All-America selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar … Selected to the inaugural National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic … His senior year, had 122 tackles, including 27 for loss and 13.5 sacks … Also had 19 hurries and six forced fumbles … A first-team all-state selection as a defensive lineman by the AP and VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Central District defensive player of the year … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar … Had 112 tackles, including 21 for loss, as a junior, earning first-team All-Metro honors from The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Earned second-team All-Metro honors in 2008 … Player host was Logan Thomas … Recruited by Jim Cavanaugh.