Enrolled in January 2016 ... preseason third-team All-ACC selection by Lindy’s.
Before Clemson: One of the highest rated five-star recruits in Clemson history ... first-team USA Today All-American ... listed as the No. 2 overall player in the nation by Rivals, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, the highest ranking in history for a Clemson signee by the latter ... No. 5 overall player in the nation by PrepStar ... No. 6 overall prospect by ESPN and No. 7 by Tom Lemming ... . top-two prospect at his position according to 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout ... third-best prospect at defensive tackle by ESPN ... top player in the state of North Carolina according to all services ... .the Associated Press Prep Player of the Year in North Carolina in 2015 ... played in the U.S. Army All-America game ... first-team all-state, he was the top vote getter on the defense ... had 91 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks, and 16 quarterback hurries in 12 games as a senior ... helped Wake Forest to a 12-1 record his senior year ... team won first 12 games, then lost in playoffs ... had four double figure tackle games and had at least one sack in first nine games of 2015 ... had 55 tackles, 10 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and three forced fumbles as a junior ... helped team to a 15-1 record and a berth in AAAA State Championship game ... played in two State title games at Wake Forest ... had 56 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss and five sacks as a sophomore ... for his career had 204 career tackles, 65 tackles for loss and 28 sacks ... added six caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... blocked five field goals over his career ... played three years of high school basketball ... as a junior averaged 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, three blocks and shot 59 percent from the field ... recruited by Brent Venables, Robbie Caldwell and Dan Brooks ... .narrowed his college choices to Clemson, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Alabama and Florida ... coached by Reggie Lucas at Wake Forest High School ... recruited by Robbie Caldwell and Dan Brooks.
Personal: Participated in math camps as a young man ... Clemson was his first college offer ... majoring in pre-business.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide