Kam Chancellor might be four years removed from his career at Virginia Tech, but he's still having an impact on the Hokies.
The star safety shined in his Super Bowl win with the Seattle Seahawks, and high school players have taken notice.
In fact, safety Adonis Alexander of Charlotte, N.C.'s Independence High School already sees himself following in Chancellor's footsteps.
"We're both around the same size, 6-2" or 6-3," Alexander said. "We have the same body for safety."
The comparison is an apt one — Alexander stands at 6'3" and 205 pounds, while Chancellor is the same height and about 20 pounds heavier.
Alexander also believes they have a similar skill set.
"I think my ability to move and cover the whole field is really valuable," he said.
Alexander, rated a 3-star prospect by the 247Sports, plans to announce where he'll be committing Saturday on Twitter, and Tech's prospects look favorable.
"I'm really looking for somewhere that will allow me to play safety at my size, and I think VT is the best fit for that," Alexander said.
Assistant head coach Shane Beamer and defensive backs coach Torrian Gray were Alexander's recruiters from Tech, and he says they kept in constant contact with him throughout the process.
"We talked almost every day," he said. "Overall, we probably talked the most of anyone else involved."
Alexander does have other suitors — Appalachian State and Wake Forest have both offered and he took an unofficial visit to Clemson — but a visit to Blacksburg for Tech's spring game in April seems to have impressed him.
"Lots of things stood out when I went up there," Alexander said. "The team really acted like brothers, everyone was smiling. There was a good vibe and the campus looks great."
The staff seems to think he could stick at safety, even projecting him to follow in the path of another Tech standout — Kyshoen Jarrett.
"We've mostly talked about staying at safety, particularly playing rover," he said.
When he does make it to the next level, wherever that may be, Alexander says he's looking to improve his hip movement.
"I had a hip injury in ninth grade that really messed me up," he said. "Ever since then I've been a little tight. I've been working on it for the last three years, and it's getting better."
If it does continue to heal, maybe then he can continue to emulate Chancellor by coming to Blacksburg.
"I just didn't dislike anything about Tech," Alexander said.