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
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 15
Will be counted on to provide quality depth in the secondary as a reserve free safety during initial campaign on East Carolina's active roster ... Also could gain extensive playing time as a top-tier special teams contributor ... An athletic, agile and developing young talent who enjoyed a productive spring to earn two-deep inclusion ... Was not credited with statistics during the first two scrimmages, but finished drills with a pair of tackles in the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Progress in strength and conditioning program has also been notable ... Produced a jerk lift of 1,203 watts, owns a bench press of 330 pounds and recorded jumps of 35.5" (vertical) and 9'7 (broad) during spring testing.
2011: Experienced action on both the defensive and special teams scout squad as a true freshman during redshirt season ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A two-year varsity starter for NSA after transferring from Landstown High School prior to junior year ... Earned Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISSA) Division II First-Team All-State honors at defensive back following final campaign ... Named to the 2010 All-Tidewater Conference First Team at defensive back as voted on by coaches ... Leader of a defensive unit that allowed only 18.0 points per game during final season ... During final game of career, against Hampton Roads Academy, intercepted a pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown ... Guided Saints to 2009 state title as a two-way standout at safety and quarterback ... Named to the VISSA 2009 Division II First Team All-State squad as a defensive back and received an honorable mention nod at quarterback ... A First-Team All-Tidewater honoree at both positions following junior year ... That season, recorded 85 tackles, six interceptions and a trio of pass breakups ... Played first two years at Landstown as a quarterback and receiver before transferring ... While at Suffolk Academy, coached by Kevin Allen ... Invited to participate in the Maxxscout Battle at the Beach event and All-American Game in Daytona Beach, Fla., following final season ... Has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Ranked by ESPN.com as the 100th-best safety in the country.
Personal: Major is criminal justice.