Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Open Second Week Of Drills In Shells
East Carolina Wraps Up First Week Of Spring Work
Earned inclusion on the defensive line's two-deep as a reserve at one of the end positions after completing first spring practice period ... In addition to likely special teams roles, expected to battle classmate Terrell Stanley for extended defensive playing opportunities ... A sizeable, strong and mobile young talent whose development and growth, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program, have an unlimited ceiling according to coaching staff ... Tallied a pair of tackles, including a sack (-5 yards), during the spring's first scrimmage on March 31 ... Did not record statistics during the second contest but wrapped off-season action by netting a single stop during the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Produced a back squat of 575 pounds, vertical leap of 28" and a 40 time of 5.00 during strength testing to highlight notables.
2011: Made admirable contributions to the scout team as a redshirt during true rookie campaign ... Inked with the Pirates during the traditional February signing period.
High School: A three-time 4-A All-Piedmont Triad Conference selection ... An honorable mention selection to the Winston-Salem Journal's 2010 All-Northwest squad ... Helped guide the Bison to a 9-5 overall record and an appearance in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) playoffs ... Tallied 72 tackles, including 33 solo hits, during senior season ... Booked a season-best 10 tackles in final high school game, a 18-15 playoff defeat to Davie County ... Named the team's most valuable defensive lineman as a senior ... Returned an interception 52 yards for a score in a season-opening overtime win over R.J. Reynolds ... Helped team to a 9-4 overall record with a 4-2 mark in Piedmont Triad 4-A action as a junior ... Advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs during junior campaign ... Head coach at High Point Central was Wayne Jones ... Also played basketball for the Bison.
Personal: Major is family and consumer science education.