Orange Park, Fla.
2018 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM
2017 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM
2016 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (ESPN, 247Sports, Pro Football Focus)
2016 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (Coaches)
2016 ALL-ACC, HONORABLE MENTION (ACSMA)
2018 (Junior): Delivered another dominant season in middle of defense, starting all 13 games and earning All-ACC First-Team honors…Has started every game at Miami since arriving on campus in January 2016…Start streak of 39 games is longest on team…Ranked second on Miami with 82 total tackles (45 solo)…Had career-best 14.0 tackles for loss…Finished with 6.0 sacks…Had one interception and added two PBUs…Forced one fumble and recovered another…Credited with six quarterback hurries…Started and had seven tackles in season opener vs. LSU (Sept. 2)…Credited with five total tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, in start vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Had one 7-yard sack vs. Tigers…Had five tackles in start at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Started and finished with five tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss, in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Had most dominant performance of career in start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27), finishing with five tackles, a career-best 3.0 tackles for loss (18 yards) and a career-best two sacks (16 yards)…Added one forced fumble and one PBU in win over Tar Heels…Earned ACC Co-Linebacker of the Week honors for performance against UNC…Totaled three solo tackles in start vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)…Delivered another standout performance in start at Virginia (Oct. 13), totaling eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (12 yards) and two sacks (10 yards)…Had nine tackles (two solo) in start at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Posted first double-digit tackle performance of season vs. Duke (Nov. 3), finishing with 11 total tackles (six solo)…Finished with eight tackles (seven solo) and added 1.0 tackle for loss in start at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Wore turnover chain for first time with fumble recovery vs. Yellow Jackets…Had four total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Wore turnover chain for second time with first interception of career against Hokies, returning it 20 yards…Had six tackles (four solo) and one half-sack (five yards) in start vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27) and finished with six tackles, including one tackle for loss.
2017 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at middle linebacker and served as one of Miami’s top defensive contributors…Ranked second with 83 total tackles…Added 7.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks…Had five pass breakups and added four quarterback hurries…Had one fumble recovery…Earned second-team All-ACC recognition…Has started all 26 games at middle linebacker since arriving at Miami in January 2016 as midyear enrollee…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with eight tackles (six solo)…Added 1.0 TFL (one yard) in win over Wildcats…Started and posted four tackles (three solo) in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Started and finished with nine tackles (four solo) in start at Duke (Sept. 29)…Finished with six tackles (five solo) and added 1.0 TFL (one yard) in start at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Tied for team lead with eight tackles (four solo) in start against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started and had four tackles (two solo) and one solo sack in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Had three tackles (two solo) and one solo sack (10 yards) in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Finished with five tackles (three solo) in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Had five tackles and two PBUs in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Started and finished with six total tackles in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had eight tackles (three solo) and one half-sack at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Led team with 10 total tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss (three yards) in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Started Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30) and had seven tackles (three solo) and one tackle for loss (two yards).
2016 (True Freshman): Delivered dominant freshman season, starting all 13 games and finishing second on team with 84 tackles (43 solo)…Earned Freshman All-America recognition from ESPN, Pro Football Focus and 247Sports…Third-team All-ACC selection by ACC coaches and Honorable Mention All-ACC recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)…Ranked third on team with 10.0 tackles for loss (39 yards) and finished with 3.5 sacks…Had team-best eight quarterback hurries…Added one pass breakup and scored one defensive touchdown on fumble recovery…Started in career debut against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and ranked second on team with seven tackles (five solo)…Added 2.5 TFLs totaling two yards against Rattlers…Started and had three tackles (two solo) and 0.5 TFLs (two yards) against FAU (Sept. 10)…Recorded two tackles, including 0.5 TFLs (1 yard), in start at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Dominant start against Georgia Tech (Oct. 1) included first career touchdown on 17-yard fumble return…Second on team with eight tackles (five solo) against Yellow Jackets and added 1.0 TFL (three yards)…Totaled four tackles (three solo) in start against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Started and totaled career-high 11 tackles (six solo) and added 1.0 TFLs (three yards) against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Ranked second on team with eight tackles (two solo) in start against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Had 11-yard tackle for loss against Hokies…Led Miami with eight tackles (five solo) and added one sack (five yards) and one quarterback hurry in start at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Had five tackles and credited with two quarterback hurries in start vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Started and recorded five tackles, 1.5 TFLs (three yards) and one sack (three yards) in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Started and ranked second with eight tackles (seven solo) in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Tied for second on team with 10 tackles (four solo) and credited with one PBU and two quarterback hurries in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and totaled five tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack (nine yards) in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).
High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout…U.S. Army All-America Bowl selection…Enrolled in January 2016…Was rated as a top-10 inside linebacker nationwide by every major scouting service: No. 3 inside linebacker by ESPN, No. 4 by Rivals, No. 7 by 247Sports and No. 8 by Scout…No. 74 overall prospect regardless of position by Rivals…Ranked No. 98 on ESPN300…Rated No. 108 overall prospect regardless of position by 247Sports…Had 101 tackles senior year at Oakleaf and 137 tackles junior season…Earned Florida Times-Union Defensive Player of the Year honors in final year…Recorded eye-popping totals of 412 tackles, 23.5 TFLs, six sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and eight PBUs over four-year varsity career…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State, among others.