RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 12 defensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country by Tom Lemming in MaxPreps … Ranked as the No. 22 player on the Midwest 144 and the No. 54 defensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 24 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 3 player in the state of Indiana by Rivals … Listed as the No. 18 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Rated the No. 43 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 22 player in the midwest in SuperPrep’s preseason edition.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on April 5, 2010 … An All-America selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar … A member of the ESPNU 150 squad … A three-year starter who had 46 tackles his senior year, including seven for loss and six sacks … Selected to the Offense-Defense Bowl … Also selected to the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team to play in the Team USA vs. The World game … Named a first-team Class 5A all-state selection by the AP as a defensive tackle … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar … Had 91 tackles, including 19 TFL and five sacks, as a junior … Attended the same high school as former Hokie Darren Evans … Player hosts were Darren Evans and Zack McCray … Recruited by Charley Wiles.