Is the leading candidate for the starting boundary corner job, following an outstanding spring ... Was both consistent and productive ... Won the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award for his team-first attitude ... A smart player with excellent ability ... Played well in Tech's Gator Bowl win against Louisville when he was called on to replace starter Jimmy Williams ... Can play the boundary or the field position ... Saw his share of action as the top backup at cornerback last year ... Was also used in the Hokies' nickel package ... Named the Hokies' top defensive newcomer following 2005 spring practice ... Played briefly during the 2004 season before receiving a medical redshirt ... A player to watch this fall. 2005: Played in every game, posting 20 tackles and five pass breakups ... Served as No. 2 man at boundary corner ... Also the first man in on the field side ... Played 15 defensive plays at NCSU ... Broke up a pass in the Ohio game ... Was in on a tackle for loss against Georgia Tech and got 25 snaps ... Picked up his first start in the Marshall game ... Contributed a pair of tackles ... Had two tackles and a pass breakup against BC and was in on four tackles versus Miami ... Played on 41 snaps against the /Canes ... Had a tackle for loss and three tackles at Virginia ... Was in on two tackles versus FSU ... Played a majority of the Gator Bowl, recording two tackles, two pass break ups and an interception ... Turned in a 36-inch vertical jump during spring testing ... Had five tackles, a sack and a pass breakup during first spring scrimmage ... Turned in four tackles, two behind the line in second scrimmage ... Was in on a TFL in the Maroon-White game ... Won the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award as the defensive player who put the team first during spring workouts. 2004: Played in one game before sustaining a right fibular fracture which sidelined him for the rest of the season ... Petition for a medical redshirt was granted ... Lone action came against Western Michigan ... Had a solo tackle and returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown ... Given the Paul Torgersen Award, awarded to the top newcomer, following spring practice ... Posted a 300-pound bench, a 435-pound back squat, a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.49 40-yard dash in spring testing. Prep School: Prepped at Hargrave in 2003 ... Intercepted three passes as a cornerback for Coach Robert Prunty ... Was rated the No. 18 JUCO/Prep cornerback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Also ranked the 141 JUCO/Prep player by CFN. High School: Played in the secondary for Coach Chris Bean at Atlantic ... Helped the team to a regional title in Class 5A his senior year, beating highly rated Ely High ... Intercepted five passes and posted three quarterback sacks ... Also blocked a punt and recovered a pair of fumbles ... Earned first-team all-area and all-conference honors ... Helped the team to a 36-4 record during his varsity career. Personal: Brandon Lavar Flowers ... Born 2/18/86 in Delray Beach, FL ... Son of Patricia Flowers and Willie Flowers ... Enrolled in sociology.