Fort Lauderdale, FL | 6012 | 188 | 4.37E | 2020
This prospect possesses an extremely raw skillset and young frame with plenty of room to grow but he has the potential to be the best cornerback to ever come out of the Tigers football program. He is blessed with great hands and ball instincts but his greatest attribute is his tremendous speed. Demonstrates fluid hip movement and change of direction ability, to go along with the length to matchup against taller defenders. His high-level skillset enabled him to work his way up the totem pole in a loaded Clemson secondary filled with plenty of future NFL talents and he would earn more playing time as the season progressed during his true freshman season. He finished with 15 tackles, including three on special teams, playing 115 snaps in 13 games. He utilizes his physicality and aggressiveness to jam wide outs at the line of scrimmage and is sure to help out in the run. However, he will need to continue to get bigger and sharpen his overall technique—he has already bulked up about 18 pounds heading into year two. The Florida native had 46 scholarship offers from just about every university imaginable coming out of high school. He is the cousin of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.
2016: Posted 15 tackles in 115 snaps (13 games) … three of his stops came on special teams … played first collegiate game against Troy, earning nine snaps … posted team-high seven tackles, including one on special teams, in win over SC State … appeared in 37 snaps versus the Bulldogs … saw 18 snaps against Boston College, chipping in a tackle … totaled four tackles and 29 snaps against Syracuse … had half of a tackle for loss in 13 snaps in win over South Carolina … posted first pass breakup of career in 31-0 win over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
High School/Personal: Second-team USA Today All-American … played in the U.S. Army All-American game … rated the No. 18 player in the nation according to ESPN … No. 2 cornerback and No. 4 player in the state of Florida by ESPN … rated the No. 60 player in the nation by 247 Sports, sixth-best cornerback and 10th-best player in the state … No. 66 overall player in the nation by Tom Lemming and No. 72 by Scout … No. 81 player in the nation by Prep Stars … No. 117 prospect overall, No. 10 cornerback and No. 16 player in Florida by Rivals … had outstanding year on offense at Coconut Creek High School in Florida … had 45 receptions for 800 yards, a 17.8 average … had 98-yard interception return for a touchdown as a freshman … unanimous four-star player who narrowed his choices to Clemson, TCU, LSU, Louisville and Florida State … coached by Kareem Reid … recruited by Brent Venables and Mike Reed.
Personal: Majoring in sports communication … his cousin, Lamar Jackson, was the starting quarterback for Louisville in 2015 and 2016.