Will get a close look in the fall for the fourth tackle spot despite seeing limited practice time last year ... An explosive player who shows quickness when he rushes the passer ... Showed promise during early preseason camp ... Was under consideration for playing time as a true freshman before he was sidelined by nagging shoulder problems ... Underwent surgery to both shoulders during the fall to fix the old injuries ... Should be ready to go when practice resumes ... Needs to make a good summer preparation. 2007: Bench pressed 400 pounds shortly after arriving at Tech ... Underwent surgery to both shoulders, while redshirting in the fall ... Was limited during winter workouts ... Was held out of contact work in the spring. High School: Earned all-state honors as a defensive lineman for Coach Brian Foster at Southern Nash ... Posted 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks during his senior season ... Finished the year with 91 tackles and blocked a pair of punts ... Named the 2006 NEW 6 3-A Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Played in the NC/SC Shrine Bowl game ... Rated the No. 28 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Also named first-team all-conference ... Missed most of his junior season with a torn PCL and MCL ... Registered 51 tackles, 12 behind the line as a sophomore ... Tallied 168 career tackles, with 31 TFL, 13.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Personal: Ricky Kwamaine Battle ... Born 8/24/89 in Nash County ... Son of Ricky and Karen Battle ... Enrolled in business.