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First-year freshman ... #7 athlete signee in the nation in the preseason by Athlon ... #26 signee in the ACC in the preseason by Athlon.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #16 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... #7 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... top-300 All-American by PrepStar ... area defensive player-of-the-year at South Fort Myers High School ... helped his team to an 11-2 record as a senior ... #15 athlete in the nation by MaxPreps ... had 528 rushing yards and five touchdowns as a senior; averaged 12.3 yards per carry ... averaged 18.9 yards per reception and scored five touchdowns ... as a safety, he had 87 tackles, three sacks, and an interception ... had 1,600 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... came to Clemson from the same high school as wide receiver Sammy Watkins ... played in the Offense-Defense Bowl in Houston, TX ... coached by Grant Redhead at South Fort Myers High School ... recruited by Tony Elliott.

Personal: His uncle, Jevon Kearse, was an All-America linebacker at Florida and an NFL All-Pro ... his cousin, Phillip Buchanon, was a defensive back at Miami (FL) and played in the NFL ... majoring in communication studies ... born Feb. 11, 1994.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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