RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 54 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 64 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 26 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated the No. 36 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 37 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 113 offensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 142 offensive tackle in the country, the No. 172 player in his region and the No. 37 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on July 20, 2011 … A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad … A first-team Virginia Independent Schools Division IV all-state selection as an offensive lineman his junior and senior seasons … Also a first-team all-state selection as a defensive lineman as a senior … A first-team All-Met selection at offensive tackle by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior (honorable mention as a junior) … Cleared the way for the Knights’ run-first offense, which carried the ball more than 2,300 yards his senior year … BSH running backs went to his side about 80 percent of the time … Had 49 tackles on defense … Player host was Matt Arkema … Recruited by Shane Beamer.
PERSONAL: Born 6/12/93 in Richmond, VA … Son of Tony and Mary Alice Conte … Father played lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney … Grandfather attended Virginia Tech … Contemplated major is physical therapy.