Is likely to see a good deal of playing time after pushing veteran Mikal Baaqee for the starting mike linebacker duties during the spring ... Made steady progress while redshirting last season ... Has the potential to become the type of playmaker the Hokies are looking for in the middle ... Combines good football instincts with explosiveness and good tackling skills ... Is benefiting from the Athletic Performance program ... Has trimmed down after reporting a little too heavy last August ... Needs to get better in pass coverage ... Made strides in that area toward the end of the spring ... Will continue to push Baaqee when practice resumes in August 2004 ... Has made a good impression that should only get better as he gains experience at the position ... Has a bright future with the Hokies ... 2003: Practiced at the mike linebacker position while redshirting ... Turned in a 305-pound jerk and a 340-pound clean during spring max testing ... Posted five tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, a pass broken up and forced a fumble during the Hokies' first scrimmage of the spring ... Was also in on five tackles during the third scrimmage ... Had a tackle behind the line and broke up a pass during the annual Maroon-White game ... High School: The 2002 Gatorade State Football Player of the Year ... Lettered four seasons as a linebacker and tight end for Coach Lew Johnston at Western Branch ... Named an All-American by both SuperPrep and PrepStar as a linebacker following his senior season ... Recorded over 120 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 10 sacks his senior season ... Also had three interceptions ... Listed 63rd on SuperPrep's Elite 100 rankings of top prospects ... Was a 2002 AAA first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press as a linebacker ... A first-team selection to the 2002 AAA Coaches all-state team at the linebacker spot while earning second-team honors as a tight end ... Named to the VHSCA All-Eastern Region first team as both a linebacker and a tight end ... Named to the first-team All-Tidewater squad as a senior, earning the Abe Goldblatt Player of the Year Award ... Named the Eastern Region and Southeastern District Defensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior ... Earned first-team All-Southeastern District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... A first-team selection to the 2001 AAA Coaches and Associated Press all-state teams at the linebacker spot as a junior ... A first-team All-Tidewater selection as a junior and a second-team selection as a sophomore ... Rated the No. 133 prospect nationally and the No. 14 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 3 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 5 inside linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 5 linebacker in the country and the No. 2 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep magazine ... Named the Norfolk Sports Club Athlete of the Year ... Also selected the Ace Parker Sportsman of the Year ... Personal: Vincent Larry Hall ... Born 12/3/84 in Kingsville, TX ... Son of Wilbert and Cathy Hall ... Studying business.