An explosive player with great instincts ... should figure into the rotation at safety ... could also see time on special teams.
As a Freshman (2009): Served a redshirt season ... earned defensive scout team player of the week honors for his work leading up to the NC State game (11/7).
At Quince Orchard High School: A versatile performer who played cornerback, quarterback, running back and wide receiver during his career with the Cougars ... labeled a four-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... No. 9 in SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 54 ... rated the 12th-best cornerback in the nation according to Scout ... an all-state choice ... rated the fifth-best player in Maryland and the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals ... No. 196 in the Rivals 250, which ranks the top overall players nationwide for the class of 2009 ... recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2008, as opposing quarterbacks avoided throwing in his direction ... accounted for 11 TDs on offense (four passing, four receiving and three rushing) ... helped Quince Orchard (10-2) advance to the 4A West finals ... invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American game ... had 42 tackles on defense and more than 1,100 yards of total offense as a junior in 2007 in helping the Cougars claim the 4A state championship ... a three-year starter in high school ... received 20-plus offers from schools in just about every major BCS conference ... clocked at 4.42 in the 40-yard dash ... also recruited by West Virginia, Florida and Oregon, among others ... coached by Dave Mencarini.
Personal: High school teammate of fellow Terp Zachariah Kerr ... enrolled in letters and sciences.