• 24-year-old freshman who originally signed with North Carolina in 2010, he was recruited by Dave Doeren when he was at Wisconsin.
• Elected to sign a pro baseball contract with Arizona instead, he was drafted in the 14th round and offered a $1.25 million dollar signing bonus.
As a Freshman (2014):
• Enrolled at NC State for the 2014 spring semester and participated in spring drills.
• Suffered a torn ACL in spring drills and missed the 2014 season. He lost a year of eligibility due to transfer rules.
In High School:
• Started on both sides of the ball for coach Jason Estep, helping team to the NCSIAA 11-man Division I championship game as a senior.
• Three-time NCISAA Division I all-state performer.
• Senior Stats: 12 sacks, 188 rushes for 542 yards and seven touchdowns.
• Also led Christian to the baseball NCISSA 3A state championship as a junior.
• Rankings: Coming out of high school, was the No. 25 player in North Carolina and the No. 63 linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. No. 27 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com.