Will battle for the No. 2 spot at the backer position when preseason practice opens ... Put himself in position for playing time with a strong finish during 2002 spring practice ... Was named the team's top defensive newcomer ... Has a big, rangy frame ... Has already added over 15 pounds through the athletic performance program ... Still needs to get stronger, but has good football instincts ... Is tough, physical and aggressive ... Has shown the ability to see things developing from the linebacker position ... Continues to adjust to the position after playing safety in high school ... Comes from a good football background ... His father, Don, played 14 years for the Washington Redskins ... Has a bright future in Tech's defensive scheme ... 2001: Was redshirted as a freshman ... Worked at the backer position the entire year ... Turned in a 400-pound back squat during spring testing ... Posted four tackles in one spring scrimmage and contributed a sack in another scrimmage ... Was in on five tackles during the Maroon-White game, including one behind the line ... Also broke up a pass ... Won the Paul Torgersen Award as the top defensive newcomer of the spring ... High School: Named the Group AAA Defensive Player of the Year in Virginia by the state coaches ... Helped Centreville post eight shutouts and win the state Division 6 championship in 2000 ... Contributed 14 tackles against Deep Creek in the title game ... For the season, he registered 103 tackles, six interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery from his free safety position ... Was named first-team AAA all-state by both the high school coaches and The Associated Press ... Selected a first-team defensive back on The Washington Post All-Metro team ... An All-Southern pick by Orlando Sentinel ... A member of George Michael's Golden 11 All-Star team for the Washington Metro area ... Concorde District and Northern Region Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 ... Rated the No. 15 prospect in the state by The Roanoke Times and the No. 16 prospect by SuperPrep ... A PrepStar All-Atlantic Region pick ... Ranked the No. 51 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Contributed 87 tackles and five interceptions as a junior ... Posted 12 tackles against Chantilly in the district championship game ... Finished his career with the most tackles by a defensive back (190) and a school-record 11 interceptions ... Helped Coach Mike Skinner's team to three consecutive district and region titles ... A three-year letterman in baseball ... Won all-district and all-region honors ... Personal: Blake Davis Warren ... Born 10/10/82 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Don and Irene Warren ... Enrolled in university studies.