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Moved from backer to mike linebacker during the spring and took a big step forward … Showed a much better work ethic and competitiveness … Made steady improvement at his new position … Saw only brief duty at backer and on special teams in 2009 … Has a chance to put himself in line for more playing time if he continues to work hard through the summer and preseason.
2009: Got playing time in four games … Posted a pair of tackles in the Marshall game while playing on the kickoff unit … Picked up 15 plays at linebacker and four on the kickoff unit against Boston College, collecting a pair of tackles … Also appeared briefly against Alabama and Maryland … Improved in three of the four major lifts during off-season testing … Moved to the mike position during spring practice … Contributed five tackles, including one behind the line during the spring Maroon-White game.
2008: Played nine snaps at linebacker during the Furman game … Started on the kickoff team during the first seven games of the season … Had two assisted tackles for the season and recovered a fumble … Competed for the backer job in the spring … Posted a sack and broke up a pass during one scrimmage … Collected three tackles in another scrimmage … Also had three tackles in the Maroon-White game.
Prep School: Originally signed in 2007 but went to Hargrave for a year … Ranked the No. 5 prep school player in the country by Rivals for Coach Robert Prunty … Ranked the No. 13 inside linebacker in the country by SuperPrep.
High School: Ranked the No. 19 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times while at Osbourn Park … Posted over 70 tackles and recovered four fumbles for Coach Brian Beaty as a senior … Listed as the No. 18 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 11 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 37 middle linebacker in the country by scout.com … Listed as the No. 24 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar … Named honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post at linebacker as a senior … Earned first-team all-district and all-region honors for his junior season performance.
Personal: Quillie Odom III … Born 5/7/89 … Son of Quillie, Jr., and Angela Odom … Majoring in communication.