Outstanding athlete who has the ability to play inside at tackle or outside at defensive end ... Moved inside to defensive tackle during the spring after spending his rookie season at defensive end ... Possesses great quickness and burst for his size ... Will likely be in the playing time rotation on defensive line.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.
Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and PrepStar and as a four star by ESPN.com, 247sports.com, and Scout.com ... Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... Recorded 57 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, and seven sacks in his junior season at Memphis Central High School ... Tallied 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, two and a half sacks, and forced one fumble in his senior campaign ... Rated as the No. 2 player in Tennessee by Rivals and 247sports and No. 6 by ESPN ... Rated as the No. 5 defensive end by Rivals and Scout, while being rated as the No. 7 defensive end by 247sports ... Participated on the East Team in the U.S. Army All-American Game where he recorded one sack for a 10 yard loss ... Coached by Lynord Crutchfield.
Mother is Wanlisha Hawkins ... Born September 9, 1994 in Centerville, Ill. ... Has three siblings – Carrie, Ashley and DeMarcus ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.