Hard-hitting defensive back who appeared in 12 games with 11 starts…showed his versatility by splitting time at both safety positions as well as in the “star” nickelback role…finished the year third on the team with 58 tackles…led FSU in stops in back-to-back games against Wake Forest (8) and No. 3 Clemson (11)…his 11 tackles versus the Tigers tied a career high…recorded TFLs against No. 23 North Carolina and Wake Forest…both quarterback hurries came in the regular-season finale against Florida, where he added five tackles…opened the season with seven tackles versus No. 11 Ole Miss…had five tackles at No. 10 Louisville…made three solo stops at USF and had seven unassisted tackles versus No. 23 North Carolina…made three tackles at No. 10 Miami…had four tackles versus Boston College…capped the season with four tackles against No. 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
Started the first six games of the season at star and safety before suffering a bicep injury against Louisville that ended his season…finished the year with 21 tackles, one sack, one TFL and a pass breakup…led the team with 11 tackles at Wake Forest, the first double-digit tackle performance for a Seminole in 2015…named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after the game against the Demon Deacons…earned his first career start in the season opener against Texas State…finished the game with four tackles including his first career sack and TFL…the sack against the Bobcats was good for a 12-yard loss.
Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams and as a backup safety…stepped into a key reserve role against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and delivered a season-best five tackles with a TFL…totaled 12 tackles and 1.5 TFLs on the season…had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss against The Citadel…had one stop versus Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
Enrolled at Florida State in January 2014 and participated in spring practice…consensus four-star defensive back recruit in the 2014 class…rated the nation’s sixth-best safety by 247Sports and the country’s 14th-best by Rivals…ranked the 48th-best safety in the nation by ESPN…named a second-team All-American by 247Sports…named First-Team All-State as a junior…missed part of his senior season with an injury but rebounded to lead Columbia to 10-2 record and an appearance in the 6A regional semifinals…ranked as one of the 50 best players in Florida heading into his senior season by the Orlando Sentinel…ran a 4.34 40 at Nike’s ‘The Opening’…selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif….PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region…selected FSU over offers from Georgia, Miami, Tennessee, and Ole Miss…born February 13, 1996…majoring in social science.