Honors: Ranked No. 5 among prep school prospects by Rivals.com ... Region Defensive MVP as a senior in 2007 ... Selected No. 2 prospect by the Memphis Commercial Appeal ... Named 2007 Player of the Year by the Memphis Touchdown Club ... Named first-team All-State and All-Region as a senior ... Also earned Region 1-5A Defensive MVP Honors ... Named Team Mississippi captain in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... Selected Shelby-Metro's No. 2 Most Wanted Prospect ... Named Liberty Bowl Best of Preps.
Stats: As a senior in 2007 at Olive Branch high school, set a school record with 11 sacks to go along with 127 tackles, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... As a junior in 2006 at Wooddale High School in Memphis, finished with 92 total tackles and 13 sacks on defense ... On offense, totaled 15 catches with five touchdowns at tight end.
Misc: Originally signed with Tennessee in February of 2008, but played the 2008 season at Hargrave Military Academy ... Three-year starter at defensive end and linebacker ... Named team captain as a senior ... Participated on the basketball team as a junior and sophomore ... Competed in track as a junior, participating in the 400m, 4x200m and 4x400m ... Coach at Olive Branch High School: Scott Samsel.