High School: A CarolinaPreps.com 3A All-State Team selection as a senior team captain after recording 80 tackles, six quarterback hurries, 13 tackles for lost yardage and 10.5 sacks ... Also had an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a defensive touchdown for coach Pete Gilchrist's Vikings ... The three-time 3A Mid-Point honoree was a two-year varsity starter after transferring into the NFHS program before his sophomore year ... Selected as the league's defensive player-of-the-year in 2012 after helping lead Vikings to a 6-5 overall record, a 4-1 conference mark and a bid to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs (before falling to A.L. Brown 41-34 in the opening round) ... Checked in at No. 46 on the Fayetteville Observer's Top 50 college football prospects list prior to the 2012 campaign ... A key component of a defense that posted two shutouts (Asheboro and Southwestern Randolph) and held three opponents to less than 10 points ... Prep effort of note includes a 12-tackle performance in a 29-13 win over Pfafftown Reagan (junior season) ... Finished 2011 campaign with 50 tackles and 9.5 sacks despite being hindered by a nagging injury ... Also lettered in basketball, averaging 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest as a forward for a 24-5 Vikings basketball team in 2011-12 ... Reportedly was timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash during prep testing.
Personal: Full name is Patrick Keenan Davon Grayson ... Born June 3, 1995 at Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Has two cousins who enjoyed noteworthy collegiate careers - RB Carlos King (NC State, fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1998) and QB/WR Armani Edwards (Appalachian State, third-round selection of the Carolina Panthers in 2010).