Coached by Laymarr Marshall at Mount Tabor … Rated as a 4-star recruit by ESPN and the 172nd player in the 2016 ESPN Top 300 … Ranked the No. 9 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 22 wide receiver in the country by ESPN … Rivals lists him No. 70 by position and No. 20 overall in the state … Scout ranks him the third-best position player in the state and No. 107 in the country, while 247Sports lists him at No. 178 by position and the 50th-best player in the state … Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Three-time Central-Piedmont 4A all-conference selection … Had 10 touchdowns, averaging over 21 yards per reception, and added an interception as a senior … Averaged 18 yards a catch for more than 700 yards as a junior … Earned All-Northwest Conference honors as a senior … Had offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee and more.

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