Appeared in 10 games with six starts…started at right tackle vs. Northern Illinois, at Louisville, vs. Wake Forest, vs. No. 2 Clemson and at North Carolina State…started at left tackle at No. 17 Miami…made collegiate debut in 36-26 win vs. Samford…also saw action at Syracuse, vs. No. 22 Boston College and vs. No. 13 Florida…blocked for an offense that ranked third in the ACC and 28th in the country with an average of 270.1 passing yards per game…FSU’s 3,241 passing yards as a team were the most in program history under a first-year head coach…helped Seminole offense top 400-yard mark in five games, including season-high 485 in 38-17 victory vs. Wake Forest…in FSU’s 22-21 win vs. No. 22 Boston College, the offensive line blocked as the Seminoles produced a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in more than two years…offensive line also protected as the Seminoles had two different quarterbacks with at least one 350-yard passing game in the same regular season for the first time in program history, including season-high 421 at North Carolina State that was highest single-game total in head coach Willie Taggart’s career…helped block for explosive plays as FSU tied for the ACC lead with four plays of at least 70 yards and ranked among the conference’s top four in passing plays of 10, 20, 30, 50 and 70 yards.
Spent time contributing to the scout team…redshirted the 2017 season.
One of the top all-around athletes among prep football recruits in the country, having also garnered a three-star ranking for his talents in baseball…the consensus three-star football recruit ranked among the nation’s top 100 offensive tackle prospects as part of the 247Sports Composite…rated as one of Georgia’s Top 100 prospects and among the Top 15 offensive linemen in the Peach State…played his first two years at Hillgrove High School, before starring at Mount Paran Christian School for his junior and senior seasons, leading the Eagles to a 10-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Class A private school playoffs in 2016…nabbed Georgia Sportswriters Class A First Team All-State honors on the offensive line and All-Region 6-1A South accolades as a tight end in 2016…excelled at tackle and guard in high school, but also stood out as a tight end and defensive end for Mount Paran…named to the 2015 Marietta Daily Journal Dynamite Dozen…offered a scholarship at the Jimbo Fisher Camp in July 2016 and committed to the Seminoles that October…chose FSU over offers from Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, as well as a baseball scholarship from South Carolina.