In 2012: Graduated high school early and enrolled at NC State for the 2012 spring semester ... Red-shirted the season ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Virginia game.
Prep: Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Pinecrest High School ... Played for coach Chris Metzger ... Helped team reach the NCHSAA 4-AA state playoffs as a senior ... Played in the 2011 Shrine Bowl ... Ranked the No. 23 offensive guard nationally by rivals.com and the No. 22 player in North Carolina.