Appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts and recorded 39 tackles, including 6.5 for loss with 5.0 sacks, two quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one forced fumble…sacks total tied for most among Seminoles…posted career-high-tying six tackles in 38-31 victory at Boston College…recorded career-high 1.5 sacks in three-tackle performance at No. 25 Virginia…opened season with two stops vs. Boise State…recorded four tackles, including 1.0 sack, and one forced fumble in 45-44 win vs. ULM…registered four tackles, including 1.0 sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville to mark third straight week with at least 1.0 sack…had one tackle in 31-13 win vs. North Carolina State…made three tackles at No. 2 Clemson…recorded four tackles and one quarterback hurry at Wake Forest…registered one pass breakup in 35-17 win vs. Syracuse…had four tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. Miami…made one solo stop in 49-12 win vs. Alabama State…recorded four tackles, including 0.5 for loss, at No. 8 Florida…registered three tackles, including 1.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State.
Appeared in all 12 games and started at No. 3 Notre Dame…totaled 22 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss with 2.0 sacks, one quarterback hurry, one pass breakup and one blocked kick…tackles for loss total ranked third among Seminoles…recorded career-high six tackles, with 0.5 for loss, at North Carolina State…made career-best 2.0 tackles for loss as part of five-tackle performance in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…made collegiate debut in season opener vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech and recorded two tackles, 1.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, and one pass breakup…made one tackle in 36-26 win vs. Samford and at Syracuse…had two tackles in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…registered 1.0 sack and one quarterback hurry in 28-24 victory at Louisville…blocked PAT at No. 3 Notre Dame…made 1.0 tackle for loss in 22-21 win vs. No. 22 Boston College…ended season with three tackles vs. No. 13 Florida.
Spent time contributing to the scout team…redshirted the 2017 season.
Holds a four-star rating from Scout and is one of the nation’s top defensive tackle prospects…ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN…ranked the No. 11 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout and Florida’s No. 2 recruit at his position…ranked the nation’s No. 22 defensive tackle recruit by Rivals…rated the No. 24 defensive tackle prospect in the 247Sports Composite…grabbed All-Southeast Region honors from PrepStar…according to Scout, has “a big body and can eat up space, push the pocket back and make plays”…participated in Nike’s ‘The Opening’…ranked fourth on the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 recruits list, sandwiched between teammate and fellow FSU commit Ja’len Parks and early enrollee at FSU Stanford Samuels III…helped lead Newberry to an 8-2 record and an appearance in the Class 1A regional semifinals in 2016…totaled 52 tackles, including 41 solo and 18 tackles for loss, six sacks, one blocked field goal, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles en route to Florida Class 1A All-State First Team honors….also had 22 receptions for 229 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end on offense…named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association’s District 7 Player of the Year…committed to FSU in February 2016…signed with Florida State over offers from Florida, Oklahoma, and Miami, among others.