Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia Tech signees and bios

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PRINCETON — Tabyus Taylor

RB 6' 1" 215 Hopewell Hopewell, Va.

RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 30 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 71 “athlete” in the country and the No. 29 player in his state by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 74 “athlete” in the country, the No. 92 player in his region and the No. 24 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 12/11/2013 … A first-team All-Metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a utility player following his senior season … An All-Met selection as a junior as a wide receiver … Moved to quarterback as a senior and threw for 1,037 yards … Scored 29 touchdowns and shared the honor for Offensive Player of the Year in the 3A East Region … Played linebacker, defensive end and safety on defense … Recruited by Shane Beamer.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 24, 1995 in Hopewell, VA … Son of Orlando and Vannette Taylor … Has two older sisters and two younger brothers … Contemplated major is physical education.

Ricky Walker

DL 6' 2" 265 Bethel Hampton, Va.

RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 19 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 25 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 11 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 38 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 299 overall player in the country, the No. 23 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 31 player in his region and the No. 11 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 10/6/2013 … A member of the ESPN300 … A Semper Fidelis All-America Game selection … A second-team 6A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps at offensive lineman … A Newport News Daily Press All-Star two straight years … Missed two games his senior season due to injury … Recorded 73 tackles, including 15 for loss and 11 sacks, his final season … A first-team All-757 selection by Recruit757.com … Had 70 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior … Recruited by Cornell Brown.

PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1996, in Newport News, VA … Son of Richard Walker, Sr., and Asia Garcia … Has an older brother, a younger brother, and two younger sisters … Contemplated major is business.

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