High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 31 weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 18 player in North Carolina by 247 Composite…Rated the No. 31 player at his position and No. 17 player in North Carolina by Rivals…Listed as the No. 56 defensive end nationally and No. 18 player in North Carolina by ESPN…Helped lead Mallard Creek to the second round of the North Carolina Class 4AA state playoffs…Had 84 tackles, 41 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in all-conference varsity career…Chose Miami over offers from Louisville, North Carolina, Purdue, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.