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Baton Rouge, LA | 6024 | 234 | 4.58 | 2021
This player could probably line up at any position you ask him to. The analogy that players get bigger, stronger, faster every year couldn’t apply more. His speed is dynamic—as he was timed at 4.46 in the forty-yard dash by Alabama coaching staff in spring of 2017, while standing in at 6-3, 235 pounds. He also squatted 500 pounds, power cleaned 335 pounds and bench-pressed 405 pounds, all this as a true freshman. His footwork is exceptional and he demonstrates quick, fluid change of direction. He is known to possess great instincts and has a true nose for the football. People inside the Alabama program say he has continued to impress his first few months on campus, making attention-grabbing plays at both inside linebacker and as a pass rusher. The depth for the Crimson Tide is so deep and talented, it has yet to be determined what role he will have on the defense but he is sure to make an impact in numerous ways with his athletic build. You can easily see this player be used as a special teams weapon in addition to his defensive responsibilities. The Baton Rouge native chose Alabama over LSU, Miami, Texas and UCLA.
2017: A strong and speedy threat at linebacker … freak athlete who can play on the inside and the outside … played in six games this season … earned special teams player of the week honors from the Alabama coaches following his performance at Vanderbilt.
High School/Personal: A January 2017 early enrollee that arrived at the Capstone as a unanimous five-star linebacker prospect … participated in the Under Armour All-American Game, Nike’s 2016 “The Opening” and the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge … 2017 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year … 2016 Butkus Award recipient as the nation’s top high school linebacker … 2017 First Team Parade All-American … named to the first team on USA Today and All-USA MaxPreps.com Football All-America lists in 2016 … No. 5 in the ESPN300, the No. 1 athlete, No. 1 player in Florida and No. 2 in the Southeast region … No. 5 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … No. 13 in the 247Composite and the second-best outside linebacker … Scout.com lists him at No. 14 in the Scout300, the nation’s top linebacker and No. 2 player in Florida … the nation’s second-best outside linebacker by 247Sports and No. 32 in the Top247 … No. 32 in the Rivals100 and the No. 2 outside linebacker … 2015 second team All-American by MaxPreps.com … had 116 tackles as a senior in 2016, including eight for a loss, and had two sacks … recorded 104 tackles and three sacks as a junior in 2014 … played for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy … chose Alabama over LSU, Miami, Texas and UCLA.