RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 59 overall prospect in the country, the No. 6 strongside defensive end overall and the No. 8 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 11 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 10 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 110 overall player in the country, the No. 9 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 6 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 28 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 35 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 60 player in his region and the No. 19 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on August 17, 2012 … A U.S. Army All-America Game selection … A second-team 247Sports All-American … A preseason SuperPrep All-American … The state’s defensive player of the year for the Group AA level, as voted on by the VHSCA … A first-team Group AA all-state selection by both the VHSCA and Virginia Preps … Totaled over 120 total tackles, including 11 sacks, and forced four fumbles … Earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in Region II and the Evergreen District … Recorded 85 tackles, including 27 for a loss, 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles his junior year … Also had three interceptions and five blocked kicks his junior year … Recruited by Torrian Gray.
PERSONAL: Born 11/21/94 in Manassas, VA … Son of Richard and Cheryl Teller … Has an older brother and three older sisters … Contemplated majors are political science or criminal justice.
WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “You can’t get better coaches. Coach (Bud) Foster and Coach (Frank) Beamer are great, and Coach (Charley) Wiles can make me better as a player. It just felt like family there. I’ve got a lot of family and friends who go there, and it’s going to feel like I haven’t left Fauquier County.”