RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 40 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 19 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 player in the state in Tennessee by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 55 defensive end in the country, the No. 226 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Listed as the No. 91 defensive end in the country by Scout.

    THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 10, 2011 … The nephew of former Tech defensive tackle Jim Baron … A two-time first-team all-state selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … A finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football as a senior after recording 40 tackles, including 15 for a loss, and eight sacks despite being slowed with a knee injury … Named to the All-Midstate first team by <i>The Tennessean</i> following his senior season … A Division II-AA Mr. Football Lineman finalist following both his junior and senior seasons … Tallied 50 tackles, including 31 for loss and 17 sacks as a junior … Player host was Justin Taylor … Recruited by Charley Wiles.

    PERSONAL: Born 8/8/93 in Chicago … Son of William Laboy and Jessica Baron … Has an older brother and a younger brother … Major is undecided.

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