A young player with plenty of potential ... Worked on the left side of the line last year as a redshirt ... Has what it takes physically ... Is big and athletic ... Made some strides in the strength and conditioning program during the winter program ... Switched from tackle to guard for the spring and is expected to help provide depth at left guard in the fall ... Has a chance to earn playing time as he becomes more familiar with the system. 2007: Spent the fall working at left tackle, while taking a redshirt year ... Lost some weight during the off-season and turned in a 370-pound bench press ... Moved to left guard for spring practice. High School: A three-year letterman as an offensive and defensive lineman for Coach Lou Sorrentino at Hylton ... A first-team all-state offensive line selection on the AAA team, as selected by The Associated Press ... Named first-team all-state by the VHSCA as an offensive guard ... Named first-team All-Met as an offensive lineman by The Washington Post ... Helped the team to a pair of regional championships ... Rated the No. 5 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 6 offensive tackle in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 12 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 15 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Listed as the No. 28 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 12 player in the state by Rivals. Personal: William Armondo Alvarez, Jr. ... Born 6/11/89 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of William, Sr., and Wanda Alvarez ... Enrolled in university studies.