A good route runner with solid ball skills … Must continue to learn the offense … Has worked at the flanker position since joining the team in January 2009 … Benefited from the strength and conditioning program … Once he picks things up, he will find a way to get on the field.
2009: Redshirted while working at flanker during the fall … Earned Iron Hokie honors during the off-season program … Caught two passes for 46 yards during the first scrimmage work of spring practice … Also had a pair of catches for 30 yards in the team’s first Saturday scrimmage … Collected two catches for 21 yards during the spring game.
2008: Entered school in January 2009 for the second semester … Went through the Hokies’ off-season program … Began spring practice working at flanker … Caught a 10-yard pass in one of the Hokies’ spring scrimmages.
High School: A standout player for Coach Vaughn Lewis at Edison High … Ranked the No. 30 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 100 wide receiver in the country and the No. 29 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Rated the No. 86 athlete in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 119 cornerback in the country and the No. 26 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 31 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Named honorable mention All-Met at quarterback by The Washington Post as a senior … As a junior, had 54 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns … Helped Edison capture a Northern Region Division 5 Championship title … Earned Associated Press AAA first-team all-state honors at wide receiver as a junior.
Personal: Benjamin Anthony Barber … Born 1/24/90 in Irvington, NJ … Son of Sharon Barber … Brother of former Virginia Tech All-America safety Willie Pile … Enrolled in university studies.