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RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 19 overall player in the country, the No. 4 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 2 player in his region and the No. 2 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Rated as the No. 39 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Listed as the No. 174 player nationally, the No. 17 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 10 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 162 overall player in the country, the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 6 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 138 player nationally and the 15 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 1/2/2015 … Named to the PrepStar Dream Team … A member of the ESPN 300, the Rivals Top 250, the Scout Top 300 and the 247Sports Top 247… Selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … Participated in Nike’s The Opening … A 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia Football Team selection … A first-team All-Met selection at defensive line by The Washington Post his final two seasons … A Class 6A North Region second-team defense selection … Had 72 tackles, including 25 for loss and three sacks, two fumble recoveries and 10 pass deflections from his nose tackle position as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born July 11, 1997, in Philadelphia, PA … Son of Tim, Sr., and Paula Settle … Has an older brother, two younger brothers and a younger sister … Contemplated major is business or management.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I wanted to get away, but it’s not too far, and it’s not too close. A big factor for me was picking Bud Foster [Tech’s defensive coordinator]. He’s been there, what, 28 years? And he just signed another contract so I don’t have to worry about a defensive coordinator leaving. This is an opportunity for me to open up recruiting and brighten things up for Virginia Tech’s future. I’m from Virginia and I’m going to rep it.” 

VIDEO  | Tim Settle