An intelligent defensive lineman with a promising combination of size and quickness ... expected to compete for time at the anchor (strongside end) position this season.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2009): Played in six games as a reserve defensive tackle ... posted a career-best two tackles, including one sack for an 8-yard loss, vs. Cal (9/5) ... also saw action in the next four games before missing the Wake Forest (10/10) and Virginia (10/17) games with an ankle injury ... also played vs. NC State (11/7).
As a Freshman (2008): Redshirt season ... earned scout team defensive player of the week for his work prior to the Virginia (10/4), NC State (10/25) and North Carolina (11/15) games.
At Fairfield College Prep: A four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 15 defensive tackle in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... the 24th-ranked defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the second best player in the state of Connecticut by Rivals.com ... ranked as the 33rd-best defensive tackle by Scout.com ... a three-year starter on the defensive line (sophomore and junior at DT; senior at DE) ... also started at offensive tackle as a junior and senior ... an all-state defensive lineman as a sophomore, junior and senior ... compiled 47 tackles, including 11 for a loss and 5.5 sacks, in 2007 ... forced three fumbles his senior season ... registered 87 tackles, including 27 TFLs, and five forced fumbles in 2006 ... also ran track and played basketball his freshman and sophomore years ... also considered Florida, Notre Dame, NC State, Colorado and Syracuse, among others ... coached by Richie Magdon.
Personal: Born in Lubumbashi, Congo ... came to the United States at age 12 from the Congo in 2002 with his mother, Odette, who works as a doctor ... has two brothers and one sister ... overcame the language barrier to maintain a 3.5 GPA in high school ... member of the honor roll in high school ... involved in a number of community service endeavors in high school ... speaks four languages ... enrolled in letters and sciences, but interested in an international environment.
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