A strong young newcomer with the potential to help bolster the Hokies' offensive line ... Came to Tech as an invited walk-on at defensive tackle and earned a scholarship ... Moved to offense before the season and brought his aggressive defensive mentality with him ... Still has a lot to learn about the system, but shows real promise ... Understands leverage ... Possesses good footwork, athleticism and toughness ... Turned in the top bench press among the incoming freshmen in August with a lift of 370 pounds ... Also posted the top hang clean on the team in November at 350 pounds ... Needs to get bigger ... Has the work ethic needed to succeed ... Will compete for playing time at right guard if he continues to make progress ... 2001: Began preseason practice working as a defensive tackle ... Was moved to offense before the season and redshirted ... Practiced at right guard ... Improved his bench press to 385 pounds during fall scout team testing ... Continued to work at the right guard position during the spring ... High School: Lettered three seasons as a two-way lineman for Coach Mike Skinner at Centreville ... Was named first-team Group AAA all-state as a defensive lineman by both The Associated Press and the coaches' association as a senior ... Posted 85 tackles, including eight sacks, that season and blocked a punt ... Turned in three sacks and 11 tackles in the state semifinal game against Varina ... Helped team win the state title ... Was first-team all-district and all-region and second-team All-Metro ... Named the Centreville Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... Was second-team all-district on offense and defense his junior year ... Finished the season with 65 tackles and seven sacks ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Personal: William Michael Montgomery ... Born 2/13/83 in Brunswick, ME ... Son of Mike and Rose Montgomery ... Enrolled in business information technology.