A raw young player with good potential ... Did not enroll in school until January ... Went through the off-season program and spring practice ... Worked at center and made a positive impression ... Showed maturity and played hard ... Is still adjusting to the Tech system ... Has good strength, but must continue working in the athletic performance program to improve his quickness ... Will compete with Robert Ramsey for the backup center duties ... 2001: Entered school in January ... Registered a 420-pound bench press during spring testing ... Also turned in a 500-pound back squat ... Worked at the center position during spring practice ... High School: A three-year letterman as an offensive guard and defensive lineman for Coach Tom Meier at Herndon High ... Led the team in snaps played his senior year ... Set a school record for pancake blocks ... Made first-team all-district and all-region ... Named to the All-Northern Virginia first-team selected by The Fairfax Journal ... An honorable-mention pick on The Washington Post All-Metro team and the state All-Group AAA squad ... Earned PrepStar All-American honors as the No. 5 offensive lineman in the Atlantic Region ... Rated the No. 20 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times and the No. 24 player by SuperPrep ... Listed No. 17 in Virginia by ACC Area Sports Journal ... Started at offensive guard as a sophomore ... Began playing on both sides of the football his junior season ... Also lettered in wrestling and baseball ... Attended Tech's summer football camp after his junior year ... Personal: Daniel Patrick McGrath ... Born 3/19/83 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Tim McGrath and Rebecca Krausman ... Enrolled in university studies.