68 - Jaymes Brooks Position: Offensive Guard
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 304 lbs.
High School: Denbigh
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
photo A young lineman who has the strength and athletic ability to help out this season if he develops a little more consistency ... Finished the spring as the No. 2 man at right guard behind Sergio Render ... Took some lumps during spring practice while adjusting to the Hokies' blocking schemes, but should benefit from the experience ... With a good summer preparation and continued progress in August, he should figure into some playing time this fall.

2007: Redshirted while working at right guard ... Bench pressed 375 pounds during the fall ... Tied for the second-best clean among the offensive lineman during the winter program with a lift of 321 pounds ... Finished the spring No. 2 at right guard.

High School: As a senior for Coach Tracy Harrod, he was named second-team Associated Press Group AAA all-state as an offensive guard ... Also named to the first-team Newport News Daily Press All-Star squad as an offensive lineman ... Scored a touchdown on a run from the fullback position in his last career game ... Also saw action as a defensive end and tackle ... Rated the No. 9 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 24 offensive guard in the country by Scout ... Ranked the No. 12 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Listed as the No. 36 offensive guard in the country and the No. 25 player in the state by Rivals ... Listed as the No. 14 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Finished second in both the shot put and discus at the State Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet his senior year ... Won the Group AAA state indoor track & field shot put title as a sophomore.

Personal: Jaymes Marquis Brooks ... Born 7/31/89 in Zweibrucken, Germany ... Son of Marva Brooks ... Enrolled in communication.