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Before Clemson: Five-star linebacker prospect ... second-team USA Today All-American ... played in the Under Armour All-American game ... No. 1 prospect in Maryland and the No. 6 overall player in the nation according to ... rated the No. 1 outside linebacker, No. 5 player in Maryland and the No. 21 prospect nationally by ESPN ... rated the No. 17 overall prospect in the nation by Tom Lemming ... No. 28 prospect nationally by PrepStar ... had 89 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in the 2015 season ... played for IMG Academy in Florida in 2015 ... had those 89 tackles in just eight games ... IMG was 9-0 for the season ... had 15 tackles in a game twice, each of his last two games of the year ... had 79-yard fumble return against Bergen Catholic for a touchdown ... had at least one tackle for loss in seven of his eight games ... had double figures in tackles in four of the eight games ... had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions in 2014 for St. Frances Academy in Maryland ... recruited by Brent Venables ... narrowed his college choices to Clemson, Auburn, and LSU ... played for Kevin Wright at St. Frances and Chris Weinke at IMG Academy ... recruited by Brent Venables and Mike Reed.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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