Appeared in all 12 games with one start…totaled 19 tackles, 4.5 for loss with 3.0 sacks, four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup…earned team’s Academic Excellence Award…made season-high five tackles, all solo stops, and one pass breakup at No. 3 Notre Dame…recorded season-high 2.0 sacks as part of three-tackle game in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…opened season with one tackle vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech…registered two tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and two quarterback hurries in 36-26 win vs. Samford…recorded 1.0 sack and two quarterback hurries in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…had one tackle in 28-24 victory at Louisville…made two tackles, including 0.5 for loss, at No. 17 Miami…had one solo stop vs. No. 2 Clemson…made two tackles at North Carolina State…made one solo tackle in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College.
Contributed in all 13 games, totaling 17 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 4.0 sacks and one forced fumble…made his collegiate debut against No. 1 Alabama where he assisted on a tackle for loss…produced at least one tackle the final 10 games of the regular season…recorded 1.0 tackle for loss and one forced fumble of Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson against Louisville…showcased a break out game on senior day against Delaware State where he recorded six tackles and 4.0 sacks, earning him ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors…his four sacks against DSU were the most in the ACC and tied for the second-most in a game nationally in 2017 and 1.0 shy of the single-game school record…continued his momentum against rival Florida, producing a tackle for loss that drew Florida back seven yards.
One of the top defensive line prospects in the 2017 class, Kaindoh is ranked a five-star talent by 247Sports and Rivals…ranked the top defensive end and 16th overall player in the nation by Rivals…247 ranks him No. 22 nationally and the No. 3 weak-side defensive lineman and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida…ranks No. 53 overall and No. 6 at his position by Scout and No. 16 on the ESPN300…a long, powerful athlete who already has the frame to compete at the college level…participated in ‘The Opening’ and the Under Armour All-America Game…led all players on team Highlight with 6 tackles as well as a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry…named to the All-USA Today first team defense after a 41-tackle, 7.5-sack senior season…originally from Maryland, spent his final season at IMG Academy in Bradenton in 2016…joins IMG teammate Tre’ McKitty in the 2017 signing class heading to FSU…chose Florida State over Maryland, Penn State, Georgia, and Alabama, amongst others.