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2016: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as a consensus top 150 prospect in the nation ... rated the No. 84 overall prospect by 247 Sports ... No. 1 prospect in Kansas and eighth best defensive end in the nation by 247 Sports ... listed as No. 113 prospect overall by Scout and No. 154 by both ESPN and Prep Star ... No. 141 overall and second-best player in Kansas by Rivals ... No. 1 prospect in Kansas by ESPN ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... had 72 tackles as a senior, 39 first hits and 33 assists in just nine games ... had 12 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks ... also an outstanding basketball player, a three-year starter and double figure scorer all three years ... started at center on the East High School AAAAAA State Championship team of 2015 ... honorable mention all-state as a basketball player ... played his high school football for Bill Coffman ... selected Clemson over offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Alabama ... recruited by Brent Venables and Marion Hobby.

Personal: First Clemson signee from the state of Kansas since Jason Gamble in 1996 ... majoring in pre-business.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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