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.