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Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
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Should be in position to provide a spark to the secondary and on special teams during first active campaign on the Pirates' roster ... A heralded recruit, who both athletically and mentally can make an immediate impact according to coaches ... Wrapped up spring drills as Leonard Paulk's top backup at the boundary cornerback position, but intensity, quickness and on-the-field awareness could translate into a prominent special team role ... Recorded a single tackle in the first spring scrimmage (March 31) ... Did not record statistics in the second matchup before logging a pair of stops in the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Ranked at a "super" level during the strength and conditioning testing period ... Possesses a vertical leap of 37.9" a broad jump of 10'1 and a 40 time of 4.49 ... Power numbers of note include a jerk wattage of 1,176 pounds, a power clean of 286 pounds and a back squat of 410 ... Owns one of the top flexibility ratings in the program (12.5).
2011: Did not experience any game action as a redshirt during true freshman season ... Cited by coaching staff for efforts on the scout team ... Signed with the ECU program in February.
High School: A three-year, two-way starter for the Northern Guilford program, which began varsity football in 2008 ... Played both quarterback and cornerback ... Guided the Nighthawks to the 2010 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3AA championship with a 21-20 victory over Shelby Crest ... Was a perfect 10-of-10 passing during the Crest tilt, throwing for 128 yards and a trio of touchdowns ... During state title run, defeated four conference champions in first five playoff victories ... Played as a receiver and defensive back for much of senior year due to a broken hand suffered in a 15-14 loss to Dudley during the third week of the season ... Threw two touchdown passes against Northeast Guilford, Rockingham County, Triton and Hunt ... Earned First-Team All-Mid-State 3A Conference honors as a defensive back during final campaign ... Nighthawks went 26-4 overall with a 13-1 mark in league action over final two years ... Helped Northern Guilford to the NCHSAA quarterfinals as a junior, when he was a first-team all-league honoree at quarterback ... Completed 122-of-197 passes for 2,303 yards and 29 touchdowns during junior season ... Nighthawks went 10-1 during initial varsity season ... Played for the school's junior varsity program as a freshman in 2007 ... Coached by Johnny Roscoe ... Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January, 2010.
Personal: An ECU Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) performer in the classroom during the fall semester of 2011 as a communication major.