HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports as both a strong-side defensive end and defensive tackle …Rated the No. 6 player in the state of Arkansas by ESPN and the No. 59 defensive tackle in the class … 247Sports Composite ranking tabbed him the No. 37 ranked strong-side defensive end and No. 8 player in the state … Coached by Zak Clark at Springdale High School … Produced a staggering 43 tackles for loss his final two seasons … Finalist for the Hooten’s Arkansas Football Class 7A/6A Defensive Player of the Year … Despite being double and triple-teamed as a senior, he finished with 73 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 49 quarterback hurries … As a junior, he totaled 54 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Chose Arkansas over Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Kansas State, Iowa State, UCF, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Kansas, Tulsa and others.