ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for a former National Guard soldier from Virginia who provided support to the Islamic State group, going so far as to board a truck as recruit before backing out.

Twenty-seven-year-old Mohamed Jalloh of Sterling is scheduled for sentencing Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

He's one of several men from northern Virginia arrested in sting operations for helping or attempting to help the militant group. In Jalloh's case, though, he actually made contact with the Islamic State group before coming to the FBI's attention.

Jalloh served seven years in the Army National Guard.

His lawyers are asking for a term of less than seven years. They say he has renounced the Islamic State.