As a junior, he had 85 tackles and nine sacks. As a sophomore, he had 38 tackles, 27 assists, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, and 2 interceptions. As a freshman, he had 9 tackles and 6 sacks. He was a 2010 High School Sports Report All-Rookie Team. He took an unofficial visit to the Clemson-Wofford game and the Clemson-Auburn game in 2011. Clemson offered him on April 21st, 2011. His recruiter of record is Tony Elliot. He prefers to stay close to home so his family can come watch him play.