A gifted athlete who made a run at the Hokies' quarterbacking duties before moving to receiver ... The coaching staff is looking for the best and quickest way to utilize his size and athleticism ... Finished spring practice in the mix for playing time at split end ... A hard worker who needs to get stronger ... Still has a lot to learn about his new position ... Needs to make a good summer preparation ... Will be watched closely when practice resumes ... 2001: Practiced at quarterback when preseason workouts opened in August ... Spent some time as a receiver on the scout team while redshirting during the fall ... His 34 1/2-inch vertical jump tied for second-best among incoming freshmen ... Posted a 400-pound back squat during spring testing and ran a 4.54 40 ... Opened spring practice at quarterback before switching to receiver ... Had a 17-yard reception in one spring scrimmage and a 6-yard catch in another ... Hauled in two passes for 18 yards during the Maroon-White game ... High School: Was 23-2 as the starting quarterback for Coach David Cox at Deep Creek ... Led the team to the Group AAA Division 6 title game as a senior ... Threw for 1,286 yards and 18 touchdowns his senior season and added nearly 300 yards and six TDs rushing ... Passed for 192 yards and three TDs in a playoff game against Princess Anne ... Tossed four touchdown passes during a 28-26 loss to Centreville in the championship game after seeing his team fall behind 28-0 ... Finished that game with 225 yards passing ... Earned PrepStar All-Atlantic Region honors as an athlete ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report rated him the No. 70 player in Mid-Atlantic Region ... Picked the No. 23 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep and the No. 22 in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Named All-Southeastern District at QB as a junior and senior ... Gained second-team all-region honors following his senior season ... Also competed in track ... Finished third in the state in the long jump as a junior and second as a senior ... Personal: Chris Arron Clifton ... Born 10/27/82 in Portsmouth, VA ... Son of Cheryl Clifton ... Enrolled in university studies.