A gifted young quarterback who is ahead of the learning curve after a productive redshirt year ... Possesses all the right ingredients ... Can make plays throwing the football and running the football ... Is an accurate passer with a great pocket presence ... Combines outstanding athletic ability with football savvy ... The only thing missing is experience ... Has worked hard to learn the system and the expectations of the position ... Dressed for every game last season while redshirting to get a feel for the routine and the atmosphere of game days ... Has already taken advantage of the athletic performance program to add nearly 20 pounds of muscle ... Was named the team's top offensive newcomer following spring practice ... Will carry his learning process and the quarterback competition into the preseason ... His first appearance is likely to be as highly anticipated by fans as that of his older brother, Michael, in 1999 ... Has already established himself as a good player ... The question remaining is how dynamic a player can he be ... 2002: Was redshirted while working on his fundamentals ... Used the season to get stronger and gain a better grasp of the college game ... Could have played if needed ... Was a member of the dress squad for every game ... Ran a 4.48 forty and posted a 36-inch vertical jump during spring max testing ... Threw five touchdown passes during spring scrimmages and added another in the Maroon-White game ... Was 6-for-7 passing for 95 yards and one TD during one scrimmage ... Turned in a 57-yard run in another scrimmage ... Hit 10 of 15 passes for 92 yards and a TD in the Maroon-White game ... Earned the Paul Torgersen Award for the top offensive newcomer ... High School: Compiled over 5,000 yards of total offense during his final two seasons under Coach Tommy Reamon ... Earned prep All-America honors from SuperPrep, PrepStar and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Rated the No. 6 quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 10 QB by PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 7 combination (running/passing) quarterback by Tom Lemming ... Named to PrepStar's Dream Team and rated the No. 1 quarterback in the Atlantic Region by that publication ... Selected as the No. 24 overall player in the nation by SuperPrep and the No. 50 player by Prep Football Report ... Passed for 1,746 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Added 702 yards and 13 TDs on the ground ... Named second-team Group AAA all-state by The Associated Press ... Rated the No. 2 player in the state by both SuperPrep and The Roanoke Times ... Threw for 2,180 yards and 19 TDs as a junior ... Personal: Marcus Deon Vick ... Born 3/20/84 in Newport News, VA ... Son of Brenda and Michael Boddie ... Younger brother of former Tech All-America quarterback, Michael Vick ... Studying business.