Coached by John Peacock at Venice … Was a two-time Florida 7A First Team All-State performer, and earned the Herald Tribune Player of the Year Award this past season … Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout … Rated the No. 9 defensive tackle in the state of Florida by Scout … Is ranked in the top 100 in the country by position by three recruiting sites, with ESPN listing him No. 56, 247Sports has him No. 88 and Scout at No. 97 … Junior season, had 112 tackles, 74 solo, and 12 sacks, while registering 105 tackles, 22 solo, and 10 sacks this past season and added two forced fumbles … Had offers from Purdue, Rutgers, Colorado State, Iowa State and more.