DeSoto, TX | 5096 | 190 | 4.48E | 2018
Three-year starter who has played both cornerback and safety but has started predominantly at safety over his final two and a half seasons for the Horned Frogs. Reads the quarterback well and is quick to react, shows natural ball instincts. Displays a fluid backpedal and sound footwork overall. Knows how to play the sideline to his advantage in man coverage. Plays bigger than his size and doesn’t shy away from taking on blocks and battling through the traffic to make the tackle. Will shoot into the backfield from the outside and collects a handful of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Has been a constant on defense, making plays in the clutch and providing the team with a defensive spark when needed. Football Family; Father Terry, played tight end for nine seasons in the NFL and won a pair of Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins. Brother Chris plays linebacker at Wisconsin. Brother Zach was an All Pro who played three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Brother Terrance played at North Texas. Could be used in a variety of ways at the next level depending on the scheme but will likely be viewed as a slot corner or strong safety. His versatility could drive up his draft stock which is currently a day three grade.
2016: Started all 13 games at safety … second-team All-Big 12 … led TCU with four interceptions … recorded 86 total tackles, including 47 solo stops.
2015: Started all 13 games for the Horned Frogs, earning starts at both cornerback and safety… started the first two games of the season at cornerback before making switch to safety … finished the season ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 50, including three tackles for loss … had nine pass breakups … had two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble … had seven tackles in the opener with a fumble recovery and pass breakup against.
2014: Appeared in 12 contests … posted his first collegiate interception in the SMU game … totaled three tackles on the season.
High School/Personal: Ranked No. 12 in Texas and No. 55 nationally for cornerbacks by Scout.com … a three-star recruit … No. 83 overall prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 … first-team all-district as a senior while also being an Associated Press honorable mention all-state selection … was also honorable mention all-state as a junior when he totaled 87 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles … a four-year starter at DeSoto … picked TCU over Baylor, Oklahoma State and Missouri.