Virginia Announces 24-Player Football Signing Class
Feb. 7, 2007
Charlottesville, VA – Today the Cavalier football program announced 24 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football at Virginia. The list of signees is below along with bios of each player and video files including comments from UVa head coach Al Groh.
Football Season Tickets
Renewal applications for Virginia football season tickets will be mailed March 16. Applications for season tickets on the Internet will also begin that day. Applications for new season tickets will be accepted beginning March 16 online at virginiasports.com or by calling the Virginia athletics ticket office. Season ticket prices for 2007 are $230, the same as the 2006 season ticket price. The renewal and priority deadline for season ticket applications is April 27. Any single-game tickets available to the general public will go on sale July 16. For more information on Cavalier football tickets, visit the ticketing section of virginiasports.com or call the Virginia athletics ticket office at 1-800-542-8821 or 434/924-8821. The UVa athletics ticket office is open to the public weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Spring Football Festival
The 2007 Virginia Spring Football Festival will take place Saturday, April 14 at Scott Stadium. Admission and parking for the event are free. Gates open at 12 noon for fans to enjoy interactive games. The Virginia football team will take the field at 2 p.m.
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown (High School)|
|Mark Ambrose||TE||6-5||215||Aristes, PA (Mount Carmel Area High School)|
|Danny Aiken||LS||6-4||230||Roanoke, VA (Cave Spring/Fork Union Military Academy)|
|Landon Bradley||OL||6-7||255||Conway, SC (Conway High School)|
|Kris Burd||WR/DB||5-11||175||Colonial Heights, VA (Matoaca High School)|
|Matt Conrath||OL/DL||6-7||230||Oak Lawn, IL (St. Rita High School)|
|Billy Cuffee||OL||6-5||300||Chesapeake, VA (Deep Creek/Hargrave Military Academy)|
|Jared Detrick||LB||6-1||215||Newport News, VA (Woodside High School)|
|Andrew Devlin||TE/DE||6-6||255||Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon High School)|
|Ras-I Dowling||WR/DB||6-2||180||Chesapeake, VA (Deep Creek/Hargrave Military Academy)|
|Terence Fells-Danzer||RB/LB||6-1||220||Culpeper, VA (Culpeper High School)|
|Jared Green||WR||6-2||165||Vienna, VA (Oakton High School)|
|Chris Hinkebein||PK||6-1||170||Charlotte, NC (Providence High School)|
|Dontrelle Inman||WR/S||6-3||185||Batesburg, SC (Batesburg-Leesville High School)|
|Nick Jenkins||DL||6-3||315||Westminster, MD (Good Counsel High School)|
|Dom Joseph||WR/DB||6-1||180||Philadelphia, PA (Roman Catholic High School)|
|Peter Lalich||QB||6-5||235||Springfield, VA (West Springfield High School)|
|Anthony Mihota||OL/DE||6-4||245||Fredericksburg, VA (Massaponax High School)|
|Max Milien||RB||6-0||195||Arlington, VA (Yorktown High School)|
|Lamar Milstead||OL||6-5||290||Washington, DC (Ballou High School)|
|Chase Minnifield||WR/DB||6-0||185||Lexington, KY (Henry Clay High School)|
|Corey Mosley||RB/DB||5-10||195||Richmond, VA (Henrico High School)|
|Zane Parr||OL/DL||6-6||297||Williamsport, PA (Williamsport High School)|
|Aaron Taliaferro||LB||6-2||215||Gloucester, VA (Gloucester High School)|
J’Courtney WilliamsDB6-3218Danville, VA (Christchurch High School)
LS … 6-4 … 230
Cave Spring/Fork Union Military Academy
Versatile player who has seen action all over the field in his career … spent a post grad year at Fork Union Military Academy last season where he played tight end and was the team’s long snapper … very reliable and accurate long snapper … also saw some time at defensive end and punter … two stars by Rivals … rated as the 95th-best player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times as a senior quarterback at Cave Spring High School in 2005 … completed 60 passes for 894 yards and eight touchdowns while guiding the team to a 10-2 record that season … he also rushed for 402 yards and eight touchdowns … rushed for two touchdowns in a double overtime playoff game, including the game winner in the second overtime period.
TE … 6-5 … 215
Mount Carmel Area High School
Good sized tight end prospect … played tight end, wide receiver, running back, and defensive end in his career … three stars by Rivals.com and two stars by Scout.com … PrepStar All-East region tight end … rated as the No. 34 tight end nationally by Rivals.com and No. 63 by Scout.com … ranked 27th in Pennsylvania by Keystone Recruiting, No. 32 by Rivals.com and No. 69 by Scout.com … caught 14 passes for 296 yards as a junior.
OL … 6-7 … 255
Conway High School
Tall, athletic offensive lineman who is a good all-around athlete … added more than 40 pounds after his junior season … two stars by both Rivals.com and Scout.com … listed as the No. 61 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com … ranked as the No. 30 player in South Carolina by Scout.com and No. 35 by SuperPrep … all-state … first-team all-Myrtle Beach Sun News … his team finished 13-2 in class AAAA during his senior year and played for the state championship.
WR/DB … 5-11 … 175
Colonial Heights, VA
Matoaca High School
Excellent multi-sport athlete … rated a three-star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com … PrepStar All-Atlantic region … rated as the 19th-best prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep, … 20th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List,” 21st by TheSabre.com, 22nd by the Roanoke Times, 25th by Rivals.com and 27th by Scout.com … first-team all-state as a senior when he finished with 45 receptions for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns … Richmond Times-Dispatch Central Region Offensive Player of the Year … first-team all-state, all-region and all-district … two-time Times-Dispatch first-team All-Met … first-team all-region and all-district on both offense and defense as a junior … caught 44 passes for 840 yards and five touchdowns … also led the team in tackling from his safety position with 80 tackles … also starts on the school’s basketball team.
OL/DL … 6-7 … 230
Oak Lawn, IL
St. Rita High School
Dominating defensive lineman … three stars by Rivals.com … ranked the No. 77 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com … listed as the No. 17 player in Illinois by Rivals.com … No. 129 among Northwest 130 by SuperPrep … helped lead his team to the state championship his senior season … named Chicago Catholic League Blue Defensive MVP … first-team all-state by the coaches association and the Chicago Tribune … first-team All-Catholic League … had 145 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior … earned all-state, all-conference and all-area honors as a junior … played both ways as a freshman and sophomore before moving to defense … is also a talented pitcher on the baseball team.
OL … 6-5 … 300
Deep Creek/Hargrave Military Academy
Good athlete with impressive size who spent a postgrad season at Hargrave Military Academy this year … three stars by Rivals.com … listed as the No. 34 postgrad player in the country by Scout.com … No. 41 Prep School Top 50 by Rivals.com … anchored the offensive line at Deep Creek HS that helped the offense average 270 yards rushing per game during his senior season … rated as the 13th-best prospect in Virginia following his senior season by TheSabre.com, 27th by the Roanoke Times, 29th by Scout.com and 38th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Silver List” … earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press … first-team all-Tidewater by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot … first-team all-Southeastern District … started as a sophomore, but missed his junior year due to an injury … joins teammate Ras-I Dowling as UVa signees this year.
LB … 6-1 … 215
Newport News, VA
Woodside High School
Excellent tri-sport standout … ranked as the No. 14 inside linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming, 23rd by Rivals.com and No. 28 by ESPN.com … No. 38 strongside linebacker according to Scout.com … three stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … CSTV.com SuperProspect … PrepStar All-Atlantic region … ranked as the 18th-best player in Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List,” No. 21 by Scout.com, 24th by Rivals.com, No. 28 by the Roanoke Times and No. 30 by SuperPrep … finished his senior year with 101 tackles and two sacks … second-team all-area by the Newport News Daily Press … first-team all-district … also played tight end and caught 11 passes for 207 yards … made 94 tackles as a junior … 320 career tackles and four sacks … forward on the basketball team that won a state title his sophomore year … also an accomplished track and field athlete … an older brother, Jason, played basketball at Oklahoma and is currently playing professionally in Europe.
TE/DE … 6-6 … 255
Mt. Lebanon High School
Excellent prospect who starred on both sides of the ball … four star player according to Scout.com, three stars by Rivals.com … listed as the 11th-best tight end in the country by Scout.com, No. 14 by ESPN.com and Tom Lemming and 22nd by Rivals.com … CSTV SuperProspect … PrepStar All-East region … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 … Pennsylvania Big 33 team … rated the No. 13 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com, No. 16 by Scout.com, 19th by SuperPrep and 28th by Keystone Recruiting … earned second-team all-state honors as a defensive lineman as a senior … Post-Gazette all-conference honors at tight end … made 60 tackles, including 45 solos, 11 tackles for loss and two sacks during his senior year … also led the team in receiving with nine receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns … had four sacks as a junior, while catching 12 passes for 100 yards … standout on the basketball team … averaged more than 15 points per game as a junior to lead his team to the WPIAL championship … scored more than 975 points in his career.
WR/DB … 6-2 … 180
Deep Creek/Hargrave Military Academy
Versatile athlete who has played defensive back, wide receiver and some quarterback during his career … fast and a good leaper … played a postgrad season at Hargrave Military Academy this past season … four stars by Rivals.com and three stars by Scout.com … rated the eighth-best prep school player by Rivals.com … 23rd on Scout.com’s postgrad list … ranked as the No. 83 safety nationally by Scout.com … ranked as the 20th-best player in Virginia following his senior year at Deep Creek HS by the Roanoke Times, 22nd by SuperPrep, 25th by TheSabre.com, 26th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Silver List” and 28th by Rivals.com … team finished with an 8-2 record during his senior year … made 60 tackles and intercepted two passes to earn first-team all-city and second-team all-district honors that season … caught 14 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … intercepted five passes and recovered eight fumbles in his high school career and caught more than 35 passes for more than 650 yards and 10 touchdowns … also played basketball and was a two-time second-team all-district selection … sprinter on the track team …joins teammate Billy Cuffee as UVa signees this year.
RB/LB … 6-1 … 220
Culpeper High School
Impressive athlete who has lettered in four sports … PrepStar All-American … four stars by Rivals.com and three stars by Scout.com … Rivals250 … CSTV.com SuperProspect … listed as the number seven inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 30 by Scout.com … Orlando Sentinel All-South … Velocity/PrepStar Top 100 team … ranked fifth among players from Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List,” sixth by TheSabre.com, seventh by the Roanoke Times, eighth by Rivals.com, ninth by SuperPrep, and 23rd by Scout.com … recorded 82 tackles, including seven sacks and three interceptions as a senior and earned second-team all-district honors … had five sacks as a junior … didn’t run track until his junior year, but cleared 5-10 in the high jump in the same meet he was second in the discus and shot put, third in the long jump and fourth in the 200 meters … also plays on the basketball team and has lettered as an outfielder in baseball.
WR … 6-2 … 165
Oakton High School
Very fast wide receiver prospect … two star player according to Rivals.com … caught 17 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns as a senior …was a teammate of current UVa running back Keith Payne on the state championship team during his junior season … played at Bishop O’Connell before transferring to Oakton before his junior year … son of former Washington Redskin standout Darrell Green.
PK … 6-1 … 170
Providence High School
Former soccer player who used his skills to become a standout placekicker … two stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … listed as the No. 14 placekicker in the nation by ESPN.com … three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-county … Charlotte Weekly Super Prep All-Star team … set the school record with 256 career points … booted two of the longest field goals in Mecklenburg County history–a 54-yarder and one from 52 yards … made 44 extra points and four field goals as a senior … kicked seven field goals and made 50 of 51 extra points during his junior year and was first-team All-Charlotte Observer … more than 70 percent of his career kickoffs were touchbacks … also lettered in lacrosse as a longstick midfielder.
WR/S … 6-3 … 185
Batesburg-Leesville High School
Athletic two-way player … PrepStar All-Atlantic region … three stars by Rivals.com … two stars by Scout.com … listed as the No. 16 safety in the nation by Tom Lemming … nation’s No. 29 wide receiver prospect by ESPN.com … rated the 19th-best player in South Carolina by The (Columbia) State, 20th by SuperPrep and the Charleston Post and Courier, 22nd by High School Sports Report, No. 23 by Rivals.com and 26th by Scout.com … missed most of his senior season with an injury … still caught 18 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns for a run oriented team … also recorded 44 tackles and intercepted three passes before being sidelined … earned honorable mention all-state honors as a defensive back from The State newspaper as a junior when his team won the group AA championship … named the group AA Player of the Year by The State newspaper … caught 31 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns that season … also made 67 tackles and intercepted two passes, returning two for scores.
DL … 6-3 … 315
Good Counsel High School
Impressive lineman who was dominant on both sides of the ball … four-year starter … SuperPrep All-American … PrepStar All-American … Rivals250 … CSTV.com SuperProspect … four star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com … MaxPreps honorable mention All-American … listed as the No. 34 defensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep … rated the nation’s No. 23 defensive tackle by Rivals.com and No. 24 by Scout.com … ranked the No. 23 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com … the number seven player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep … ranked the number six player in Maryland/DC/Delaware by Rivals.com and No. 11 by Scout.com … George Michael’s Golden 11 … Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C., All-Met team as a defensive lineman … dominant senior season earned him first-team Washington Post All-Met accolades on the offensive line … earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors as an offensive lineman … earned first-team All-Montgomery Gazette honors as an offensive and defensive lineman his last two years … first-team Montgomery County Sentinel defensive lineman … compiled 95 tackles to lead the team as a senior … finished with 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks … his team was 10-2 and advanced to the conference championship game for the second year in a row … earned second-team Washington Post All-Met honors as a junior … first-team all-state, all-county and all-conference offensive lineman … first-team Montgomery County Sentinel offensive lineman … finished with 78 tackles, including six for loss and three sacks, during his junior year … played lacrosse as a freshman and sophomore … his older brother, Michael, won a national championship at James Madison in 2005.
WR/DB … 6-1 … 180
Roman Catholic High School
Speedy skill player who excelled at wide receiver and defensive back … PrepStar All-American … three stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … CSTV.com SuperProspect … ranked as the No. 34 cornerback in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 86 safety by ESPN.com … ranked the 11th-best player in Pennsylvania by Keystone Recruiting … listed by Rivals.com as the No. 22 player in Pennsylvania and No. 37 by Scout.com … Pennsylvania Big 33 team … Harrisburg Patriot-News Platinum 33 … intercepted four passes and earned first-team group AAAA all-state honors as a senior … first-team all-city selection by the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer … Daily News and coaches All-Catholic Red … intercepted six passes as a junior to earn second-team All-Catholic Red honors from the coaches … is also a standout on the baseball team … his parents both ran track at Temple.
QB … 6-5 … 235
West Springfield High School
One of the nation’s top quarterbacks … SuperPrep All-American … PrepStar All-American … four stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Rivals250 … CSTV.com Top 150 … Orlando Sentinel All-South … Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … listed as the number five pro-style quarterback in the county by Rivals.com … ranked as the nation’s No. 10 quarterback by SuperPrep, No. 16 by Tom Lemming, No.17 by Scout.com and No. 18 by ESPN.com … rated the top player in the state of Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List” … ranked as the state’s number two player by the Roanoke Times, SuperPrep, TheSabre.com, Rivals.com and number three by Scout.com … attended the Elite 11 Camp in California before his senior year … earned second-team all-state and Washington Post All-Met honors as a senior … also earned All-Met honors from the Pigskin Club of Washington DC … completed 208 of 307 passes for 3134 yards and 33 touchdowns … was the leading passer in the Washington, DC metro area … tossed eight touchdown passes in one game, the second-highest total in state history … was 19 of 22 for 356 yards in that game … honorable mention Washington Post All-Met as a junior when he completed 192 of 332 passes for 2671 yards and 22 touchdowns … began his sophomore year as the starting wide receiver before moving to quarterback for the final two games … threw for more than 500 yards and seven touchdowns … caught 25 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns … had a sterling performance in the East Meets West All American game in January following his senior year … was nine of 13 for 166 yards and one touchdown while splitting time at quarterback … named to the U.S. Army All-Combine team … named for basketball great Pete Maravich … his father, Todd, played basketball at Florida and Ohio.
OL/DE … 6-4 … 245
Massaponax High School
Tough defensive lineman … three stars by Rivals.com … PrepStar All-Atlantic region … rated the No. 57 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com … listed as the No. 109 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com … listed as the No. 25 player in Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List” … ranked 27th in the state by TheSabre.com, 29th by SuperPrep, and 30th by Rivals.com and the Roanoke Times … honorable mention Washington Post All-Met as a senior … Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star All-Area … first-team all-district on offense and defense … earned second-team all-district honors on the offensive line as a junior … had a big game in the group AAA playoffs against Hampton … is the first player from his high school to receive a Division I-A scholarship … also plays in the frontcourt on the basketball team.
RB … 6-0 … 195
Yorktown High School
Highly regarded skill player … three stars by both Rivals.com and Scout.com … considered the No. 44 athlete in the country by Rivals.com … listed as the No. 53 running back nationally by Scout.com … listed as the No. 12 player in Virginia by TheSabre.com, No. 11 on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List,” 13th by SuperPrep and Scout.com, 14th by the Roanoke Times and No. 15 by Rivals.com … a knee injury during his senior year limited him to just seven games … he was still named the Sun-Gazette Offensive Player of the Year … earned first-team all-region honors … rushed 80 times for 696 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 12 passes for 203 yards and three more touchdowns … gained 200 yards on only 12 carries against Mount Vernon … gained 1,150 yards on 151 carries and scored 20 touchdowns as a junior … also caught 33 passes for 414 yards and nine touchdowns … as a sophomore he ran for more than 950 yards and 16 touchdowns, while averaging more than 11 yards per carry … starter on the basketball team.
OL … 6-5 … 290
Ballou High School
Excellent blocker with superior size … PrepStar All-American … four stars by Rivals.com, three stars by Scout.com … CSTV.com SuperProspect … ranked as the No. 23 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com, No. 30 by ESPN.com and No. 36 by Scout.com … listed as the number nine player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep … number four player in Washington, D.C., by Rivals.com and No. 13 by Scout.com … was the top blocker on a team that rushed for nearly 3,000 yards … Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C., All-Metropolitan team … received honorable mention Washington Post All-Met honors as a senior … first-team all-conference … helped lead his team to the first city championship in school history … played at Coolidge HS before transferring to Ballou for his senior season … also plays basketball.
WR/DB … 6-0 … 185
Henry Clay High School
Dynamic player on both offense and defense … SuperPrep All-American … PrepStar All-American … four stars by Rivals.com … three stars by Scout.com … CSTV.com SuperProspect … Orlando Sentinel All-South … Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 (112) … rated as the nation’s No. 22 safety by Rivals.com … No. 41 defensive back in the country by SuperPrep … No. 38 cornerback according to Scout.com and No. 66 by ESPN.com … listed as the top player in Kentucky by SuperPrep and Rivals.com and the number four player by Scout.com … Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” … received first-team all-state honors as a defensive back from the Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior … first-team all-city … made 30 tackles and had three interceptions … caught 48 passes for 630 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 509 yards and eight more scores … played some quarterback and threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns … also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns and kicked 41 PATs … his 169 points were among the state leaders … was the punter, too … was a first-team all-city selection as a junior when caught 26 passes for 408 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 386 yards and nine scores and intercepted six passes … also plays on the basketball team … has earned academic all-state honors … his father, Frank Minnifield, was a cornerback for the Cleveland Browns from 1984-92.
RB/DB … 5-10 … 195
Henrico High School
Outstanding athlete on both sides of the ball … played all over the field during his career–wide receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive back and linebacker, as well as returning kicks … two stars by Rivals.com … rated the No. 17 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times, 22nd by SuperPrep, No. 24 by TheSabre.com and No. 30 on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Silver List” … two-time second-team Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Met defensive back … received first-team all-district honors at wide receiver and defensive back his senior season … caught 21 passes for 383 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 47 times for 416 yards and seven touchdowns … recorded 51 tackles and intercepted three passes on defense … scored a touchdown rushing, receiving and interception return in one quarter of a game during his senior year … had 48 tackles and five interceptions as a junior … rushed for 378 yards and three touchdowns and averaged more than 10 yards per carry … also caught 18 passes for 442 yards and four touchdowns … has earned all-academic honors.
OL/DL … 6-6 … 297
Williamsport High School
Imposing defensive lineman with excellent athletic ability … also started on the offensive line during his career … PrepStar All-East region … two stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … rated the No. 72 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com … listed as the No. 39 player in Pennsylvania by Keystone Recruiting and 55th by Scout.com … finished his career with 150 tackles, including 34 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, and caused six fumbles … earned first-team all-district honors on defense and second-team honors on offense as a senior … recorded 20 tackles for loss among 70 total tackles as a senior and had six sacks … finished with 56 tackles as a junior, including 10 for loss and three sacks and was named first-team all-district … also blocked three field goals … plays center on the basketball team and participates in the discus and shot put field events … district shot put champion … lettered as a left-handed pitcher on the baseball team and pitched in a district playoff win … his grandfather played football at Susquehanna University in the early 1950s and one of the assistant coaches was Amos Alonzo Stagg.
LB … 6-2 … 215
Gloucester High School
Tremendous playmaker on defense … PrepStar All-Atlantic region … three stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com … rated the nation’s No. 21 weakside linebacker by Scout.com … No. 43 outside linebacker by Rivals.com … ranked the No. 11 player in Virginia by Scout.com. 13th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List,” No. 22 by Rivals.com, No. 28 by TheSabre.com, 31st by SuperPrep and No. 32 by the Roanoke Times … had at least 10 sacks all four years and finished his career with 61 … moved from defensive end to linebacker for his senior season and earned second-team all-district honors … recorded 90 tackles, including 10 sacks, had 34 quarterback pressures and caused five fumbles… named the team MVP as a senior … made 65 tackles and 19 sacks as a junior and earned first-team all-district recognition … also had 45 quarterback pressures and caused five fumbles … team captain throughout his career … is a frontcourt player on the basketball team … named the school’s “Duke of the Year.”
DB … 6-3 … 218
Christchurch High School
Physical player who has played linebacker, defensive back, defensive end, tight end and running back during his career … SuperPrep All-American … PrepStar All-American … number three linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep … the No. 1 strongside linebacker by Scout.com … the country’s number seven outside linebacker according to Tom Lemming, No. 11 by ESPN.com and No. 12 by Rivals.com … the No. 29 player in the country regardless of position by Scout.com and No. 79 by Rise magazine … CSTV.com SuperProspect … five stars by Scout.com … four stars by Rivals.com … Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 … Rivals250 … No. 33 on the SuperPrep Elite 50 list … ranked as the number three player in Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress “Gold List” … ranked second in the state by Scout.com, fourth by the Roanoke Times, Rivals.com and TheSabre.com, fifth by SuperPrep … played in the U.S. Army All American Bowl following his senior year … made 58 tackles as a senior to help his team advance to the state championship game … earned first-team all-state and all-conference linebacker his senior season … named conference defensive player of the year … also earned second-team all-conference honors at tight end … second-team all-area by the Newport News Daily Press … played in only five games as a junior due to an injury and still made 78 tackles, including five sacks … intercepted three passes and had 35 receptions … believed to be the first Division I-A recruit in his school’s history … originally from Danville, Va., he went to Christchurch as a sophomore to play basketball … is among the team’s leading scorers … two-time All-Prep League guard.