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Sophomore enrolled in January 2015 ... came along slowly as a freshman, but has made an impact in Clemson’s secondary and as a member of the special teams.

2015: Posted 16 tackles, including one for loss, in 75 snaps over 14 games ... played on defense in five games ... played special teams the entire season, primarily as a member of the punt coverage unit ... four of his 16 tackles came on special teams ... earned 16 snaps at Miami and made the most of it with six tackles ... also had an interception and returned it 33 yards against the Hurricanes ... posted a special teams tackle at NC State ... had three tackles in 17 snaps against Wake Forest ... inserted into action after T.J. Green was called for targeting in the first half of the ACC Championship Game and responded with six tackles in 38 snaps.

Before Clemson: Led William Amos Hough High School to a 10-4 record as a senior ... No. 9 player in North Carolina by ... had 444 yards and 13 touchdowns on 66 carries as a senior ... had two kickoff returns for touchdowns, including a 95-yarder, as a senior; averaged 36.3 yards per kickoff return on 10 returns ... had 74 tackles and six interceptions as a senior ... played for West Mecklenburg High School from his sophomore to junior seasons ... All-Mecklenburg County selection as a junior when he played on both sides of the ball ... had 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns on 160 carries and added four interceptions as a junior ... teammate of fellow signee Mark Fields ... coached by Miles Aldridge, a former Clemson assistant coach ... recruited by Danny Pearman.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication ... born Aug. 14, 1996.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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