In High School:
- Enrolled at NC State for the 2014 spring semester.
- Played defensive end and running back for coach James Johnson.
- Senior Stats: 68 tackles, nine sacks and one INT; 118 rushes for 819 yards and five touchdowns.
- Also played basketball, including AAU competition.
- Rankings: No. 70 defensive end nationally by scout.com. No. 35 player in North Carolina by rivals.com. No. 50 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com.