A hard hitting-safety who emerged as a leader in the defensive backfield … Started seven of 12 games played … Totaled 43 tackles (30 solo) and returned one interception 24 yards for a touchdown … Forced two fumbles and broke up two passes … Tallied a tackle in 10 of 12 games played and made five or more stops six times … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Matched a career high and tied for the team lead in tackles (7) in the start at strong safety … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Started at strong safety and recorded five solo stops … Helped shut out TCU in the first half and hold the Horned Frogs to only a touchdown through the first three quarters … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Made his fourth straight start at strong safety … Collected five tackles and caused Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk to fumble a punt return on the game-opening drive … His forced fumble led to the Razorbacks’ first TD two plays later and less than three minutes into the game … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Delivered a huge hit on Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly that forced a fumble out of bounds during a fourth-down scramble late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory … Finished with four tackles and a pass breakup … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Returned an interception 24 yards for the opening touchdown … Helped hold the Gators to 241 yards of total offense, including a season-low 12 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Redshirt Freshman (2015)
Started 3 of 12 games played … Totaled 35 tackles and one interception … 22 of 35 tackles were solo stops … Recorded a tackle in 11 of 12 contests … vs. No. 14 Texas A&M (Sept. 26): Made the first start of his career … Had three tackles and broke up two passes … at Tennessee (Oct. 3): Tallied a career-high seven tackles, all solo, in his second career start … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Earned his third straight start … Recorded his first career interception with 2:26 left in the first half, which set up a Razorback touchdown three plays later.
Redshirted as a true freshman … Earned the special teams scout team award.
Three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Earned a scouting grade of 88 and ranked as the No. 28 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 49 safety in the nation by 247Sports … Rivals ranked him 26th in Louisiana and the No. 50 cornerback in the country … Named first-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-city as a senior after making 88 tackles and 10 interceptions and helping Evangel Christian to a 10-2 record that included an undefeated season in district play … The Eagles won the District 1-3A championship and advanced to the Division II state semifinals … As a junior, he made 76 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups and was a first-team all-state selection … In his sophomore year he recorded 33 tackles and grabbed two interceptions … Also played basketball and ran track … Coached by Byron Dawson … Chose Arkansas over offers from LSU, Baylor, Memphis, Southern Miss and Air Force.
Born on April 22, 1996 … Son of Lakenyo Louis … Recreation and sport management major … 2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree.