RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 41 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 84 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 42 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 120 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 247 player in his region and the No. 47 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 11/25/2013 … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection … A second-team 5A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps as a defensive lineman his senior season … Named first-team all-area by The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star … A 5A-North All-Region first-team selection … Finished his senior season with 21 tackles for loss and recovered a pair of fumbles … A key offensive lineman for a dominant option offense … Named second-team all-area by The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star as a junior … Recruited by Bud Foster.
PERSONAL: Born April 8, 1996, in Newport News, VA … Son of Steve and Yahsa Sobczak … Father played football at JMU for two years before finishing his career at Newport News Apprentice … Has an older sister … Contemplated major is communications.
WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It was always the dream school, growing up in Virginia. It’s always been the powerhouse school in Virginia to watch. I had committed to JMU, but that was when I was about 40 pounds heavier. I didn’t play at the level I’m playing at now, and once I had a great senior year, Tech decided to bring me in in this summer [for a camp and offered him], I had to go.”