RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 18 offensive guard in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 39 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 27 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 31 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Listed as the No. 33 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 14 offensive guard in the country, the No. 33 player in his region and the No. 11 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Pronounced FAFF … Committed to the Hokies on April 21, 2012 … A member of the ESPN300, ranked 254th … Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl … A first-team all-state selection by Virginia Preps … Led his team to two state titles … Recruited by Cornell Brown.

PERSONAL: Born 9/22/94 in Lynchburg, VA … Son of Darren and Fran Pfaff … Has three younger brothers and a younger sister … Contemplated majors are business and education.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I took a couple of visits, and I really bonded with the players and coaches there at Virginia Tech. It’s a great place for a lineman coming in, with the new coaches, and there’s an opportunity for early playing time.”

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