Former St. Joe's linebacker Max Valles has announced he is declaring for the NFL.

The 2012 graduate of the Hammonton school spent the last two seasons at the University of Virginia.

Valles is from the Sickerlerville section of Winslow Township, N.J. He had an amazing high school football career for Wildcats coach Paul Sacco. He played wide receiver, defensive end and safety while at St. Joe's and was a member of three state championship teams, including 2011 with a 10-0 record.


The 6-5, 240 lbs. Valles had nine sacks, second in the ACC this season, including three in a game against Miami on November 22.

NFL draft expert Scott Wright put out a series of tweets about Valles a day after appearing on the Sports Bash: