A disruptive tackle who uses his aggressiveness to blow up plays in the back field ... Participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game for the Black Team ... Rated as a five star prospect by Scout.com and a four star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports and Rivals.com ... Named the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina by ESPN.com ... Graded as the nation's No. 5 defensive tackle, the No. 2 player in North Carolina and the 59th best overall player in the country by 247Sports ... Listed as a member of the ESPN 150 as the 83rd ranked player overall and No. 8 rated defensive tackle ... A member of the Rivals 250 as the No. 5 rated defensive tackle ... ... Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American ... Assessed as the number five defensive tackle by Scout.com ... Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Named to the Associated Press North Carolina All-State Team ... Posted 90 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks his senior season ... Registered 79 tackles, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks his junior campaign ... Earned first-team All-Mid-South 4A Conference honors his junior and senior year ... Named to the All Cape Fear Regional Team ... Coached by Randy Ledford
Parents are Tina Ward and Glen Gilmore ... Born Nov. 28, 1994.