AS A FRESHMAN (2014):
· Talented young player who missed the regular season finale at UNC with an injury.
· Saw action in 12 games, 284 snaps, and tallied 23 tackles, including a season-best five snaps against Georgia Tech.
IN HIGH SCHOOL:
· Played defensive end and tight end at Rose High School for coach Dave Wojtecki.
· Helped team to a 12-3 record and the semifinals of the NC 4A state playoffs as a senior
· Attended Douglas (Ga.) Coffee County High his first two years of high school.
· Senior Stats: 92 tackles with 16 tackles for loss.
· Junior Stats: 93 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss.
· Honors: Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, he was No. 11 overall player for the East squad postgame.
· Rankings: No. 18 defensive end nationally by scout.com. No. 43 player nationally regardless of position, the No. 4 strongside defensive end nationally, and No. 2 player in North Carolina by rivals.com. No. 68 in ESPN.com's top 300, as the No. 7 defensive end nationally and the No. 4 player in North Carolina.