RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 171 overall player in the country, the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 10 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 179 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 4 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 5 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 114 overall player in the country, the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 7 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 43 quarterback in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in the country, the No. 40 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Rated as the No. 72 overall player in the country and the No. 5 combo quarterback by MaxPreps.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on April 21, 2012 … A member of the ESPN300, ranked 277th … Participated in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl … A preseason SuperPrep All-American … A first-team All-Eastern Region selection as an “athlete” … A second-team All-Tidewater selection by The Virginian Pilot as a senior … A first-team All-Beach District selection as an “athlete” and second-team selection at quarterback his senior year … Second-team All-757 … Completed 126 of 206 for 2,214 yards, with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions his senior season … Also rushed for more than 505 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior … Completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,142 yards and 26 touchdowns, with six interceptions as a junior … Ran for 434 yards and nine touchdowns his junior season … Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.

PERSONAL: First name is Temuchin, but goes by “Bucky” … Born 8/8/95 in Virginia Beach, VA … Son of Temuchin Hodges and Kimberly Thompson … Has an older brother and a younger sister … Contemplated major is political science.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It’s a good fit for me. I grew up watching them as a kid. They made me feel at home when I’ve been there. I went up there my freshman and sophomore years, and then my junior year, I went up for a camp. I’ve been to games, and they’ve always made me feel welcome.”

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