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Expected to add valuable depth to the Pirates' inside receivers corps and possible special teams squads during first season on East Carolina's active roster ... An exciting and sure-handed pass-catcher who wrapped up initial spring by earning two-deep status as reserve at the "Y" position ... Missed one full week of drills (two scrimmages) because of a right knee injury suffered in practice on March 30 ... Returned to play in the Purple-Gold Game, but did not record statistics ... Top-rated personal testing number in ECU's strength and conditioning program was a power clean of 252 pounds.
2011: Did not experience game action as a redshirt during true freshman campaign, but was a productive member of the scout team ... Signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A two-year starter for the Seahawks and Second-Team SCVarsity.com All-State team member as a senior ... Named the High School Sports Report Class AAA Player-of-the-Year after final season ... Helped Myrtle Beach to a 14-1 record and Class AAA state title as a senior team captain, leading the squad with 89 receptions for 1,373 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Team lost second game of the year and bounced back to win its last 13 contests ... Hauled in eight passes for 164 yards and a score in the state semifinal contest ... Had four games with two scoring receptions and seven surpassing the 100-yard plateau during final campaign ... Tallied 206 receiving yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:47 left to give the Seahawks a 28-27 victory over South Florence ... Selected to play for the South Carolina squad in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following senior season ... Tallied 78 receptions for 1,103 yards and added 14 scores as a junior ... Helped team to a 13-2 record and a Class AAA state runner-up standing during junior year ... A 2009 High School Sports Report Statewide All-State Offensive Team honoree ... A reserve wide receiver for the Myrtle Beach program in 2008 when it won the state championship ... A two-time WPED-TV Chevy End Zone All-Area selection ... Described as a "relentlessly hard worker" by head coach Mickey Wilson ... Rated as the 35th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to scout.com ... Rated by ESPN.com among the top 115 wide receivers in the country ... Also earned four track letters ... Strong performer in the classroom with selection to the National Honor Society.
Personal: A religion major ... Has four uncles who played collegiate football, including one who lettered at Georgia Tech and another at Tennessee ... Older brother, James, played cornerback at Averett College for two years.