Chesapeake, VA | 6034 | 285 | 4.85E | 2018
You can classify this prospect as a late bloomer. Coming into UVA, he was hailed as the highest recruit in Cavaliers history and the hailing Gatorade National Player of the Year. He struggled early on during his collegiate career, lacking strength and stamina, while showing immaturity and blaming his faults on former defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta. “I’m still trying to figure out what the hell I did for (Tenuta) not to like me so much,” he said. “I have no idea. I wish I could answer that question for you, but I cannot.” He enters his senior season with just 10 starts under his belt but he really began to tap into his potential as a junior, registering 13 tackles for loss, including six sacks. He is tall and long, gets off the ball well and appears to be leaner. He will tend to tackle up high—at his height he has does have some athletic limitations. As a freshman, he bulked up to play inside at defensive tackle and finished the season weighing 315, which seemed to cost him some quickness. He has since trimmed down to 285, as he prepares to transition to defensive end in the team’s new 3-4 scheme.
2016: Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 10 starts … led UVA with 13.0 tackles for a loss and was second on the team with 6.0 sacks.
2015: Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games.
2014: One of four true freshman to see playing time … played in six of Virginia’s 12 games, including the final four games of the season.
High School/Personal: Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice … defensive tackle at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake for head coach Richard Morgan … 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year … presented the Gatorade National Player of the Year award by former UVa All-American Tiki Barber during a surprise assembly … named Tom Lemming’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Parade All-America first-team … ESPN 300 recruit … ESPN.com’s No. 5 recruit … ESPN.com’s No. 1 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia … No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the nation … rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … led Oscar Smith to the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game with 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18 sacks and forced nine fumbles … appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida … also played in the Chesapeake Bowl … a 2012 USA Today All-USA first-team selection after making 83 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior at Oscar Smith … spent freshman and sophomore seasons at Indian River High School in Chesapeake … son of Andrew Brown and Sonia Carter … has an older sister, Kayla … devoted member of his church community and volunteered locally at youth football camps … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences.