As a Freshman (2010): Saw action in two games as a reserve left tackle ... found his way into the two-deep during the regular season ... one of five true freshmen to see time during the year ... had planned to redshirt but called into action vs. Florida State (11/20) when two linemen (Justin Lewis and Bennett Fulper) went out with injuries ... also played as a reserve vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).
At Norcross High School: An explosive lineman with excellent quickness ... an honorable mention Class 5A All-Georgia honoree as a senior ... ranked No. 58 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83 ... rated as the 58th-best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 51 nationally among offensive tackles by Scout.com ... ranked No. 52 nationally among offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. ... competed in track (50-9 in shot; 120-6 in discus) ... traveled to Australia in the summer of 2009 to compete in world track meet ... also considered Alabama, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Florida State, NC State and Wake Forest ... coached by Keith Maloof.
Personal: Born in Atlanta ... mother is Sonia Garcia ... chose Maryland because of connection with coaches ... an outstanding high school student who plans to major in broadcast journalism.