2018 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 (FRESHMAN):Played in 10 games in his first season with the Razorbacks, starting four at the weak inside linebacker position … Totaled 340 snaps played in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus, with 275 coming on defense and 65 on Arkansas’ special teams units … Recorded 29 total tackles, 14 solo, with 2.5 tackles for loss (four yards) … Broke up four passes, created with a quarterback hurry, blocked a kick and recovered a fumble … His blocked field goal came in the season opener against Eastern Illinois in the second quarter … Also recovered and returned a fumble in the contest against the Panthers 60 yards in the third quarter, setting up a Connor Limpert chip-shot field goal … Finished the season opener with six tackles, then followed it up with four at Colorado State and three against North Texas before SEC play … Didn’t record another stop until facing Vanderbilt, posting 10 for his first double-digit tackle performance of his career … Ended the year with six stops at Missouri … Earned a 91.3 special teams grade from PFF for his efforts against EIU … Put together a season-best 81.0 overall defensive grade on homecoming vs. Tulsa … Part of a defensive crew that racked up 882 total tackles over the course of the 2018 campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals … No. 236 ranked overall prospect by 247Sports … No. 12 inside linebacker in Texas by 247Sports and No. 14 according to Rivals … Top-40 player in Texas by 247Sports (No. 27) and Rivals (No. 37) … Recorded more than 300 tackles in his four-year career at Lovejoy … As a senior, totaled 166 tackles (108 solo), recorded 14 tackles for loss, broke up four passes, forced three fumbles, had three interceptions and blocked one PAT … Also was used in a wildcat role on offense and found the end zone six times … Tallied 12 tackles, blocked a PAT, broke up a pass and returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown in a 63-15 win over Forney … Registered 30 tackles over the first three games of the season … Ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in a 45-29 win over Sulphur Springs … Accepted an invitation to participate in The 88 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl featuring 88 of the top high school recruits in the 2018 class … Among 51 players on the Butkus Award’s high school watch list … Named the linebacker MVP out of 31 other prospects at his position at the Nike Football The Opening Regional Dallas … As a junior in 2016, had 110 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 pass deflections, 1 pass breakups, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered fumble … Earned a spot on the 15-5A Football All-District second team … As a sophomore in 2015, collected 148 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four sacks, a quarterback hurry, six pass breakups, five forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles … Coached by Todd Ford … A four-sport athlete who also wrestles, plays golf and competes in track … Chose Arkansas over Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, USC, Michigan, Oklahoma State, TCU, Arizona, Maryland and SMU.