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High School: A key contributor to the most successful four-year stretch in the school's football history, helping the Tigers to a 43-8 record since 2008 ... Went 25-2 during the last two campaigns, including an appearance in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) Class A Division I state championship game as a senior ... Selected to play in the 75th North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl after guiding the Tigers to a 13-1 mark during final season as a wide receiver and defensive back ... Lone loss was a 20-0 setback to Abbeville in the state title tilt ... Reached the Class A Lower State championship game for the third-straight season, winning it for the first time as a senior by knocking off Bamberg-Ehrhardt 32-7 ... Named the 2011 Class A Lower State Back-of-the-Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association ... A WPDE News Channel 15 All-Zoner selection ... Placed on the Preseason ESPNHS All-South Carolina Football Team as a defensive back ... Finished second among area players as a senior with 971 receiving yards on 41 catches, good for an average of 23.7 yards per reception ... Was also on the other end of 11 aerial scores ... Defensively, intercepted five passes to rank sixth among area players ... Booked 94 tackles during the campaign ... As a junior, led Tigers to a 12-1 record ... Tallied 58 catches for 1,178 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Registered a state-leading 10 interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, and added 84 tackles ... Also returned two kickoffs for scores ... Played for head coach Ken Cribb ... Awarded three stars by ESPN.com, which rated him as the 18th-best prospect in the state ... Selected as the 12th-best prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep Magazine ... A standout on the track who won the Class A Lower State titles in the 100 (11.09 seconds) and 200 (22.02 seconds) meters as a junior ... Also the anchor of the winning 4x100-meter relay team (43.17 seconds) ... At the SCHSL Class A State Championship, finished second in the 100 (10.96 seconds) and 200 (22.09 seconds), while relay team placed first again (43.07 seconds) ... Has been timed at 10.5 seconds over 100 meters, which is a Hemingway school record ... Considered a very vocal leader, known for pregame and halftime speeches.