Started first four games before season-ending injury…ACC Honor Roll…recorded 19 tackles, including 1.0 for loss with 0.5 sack, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup…opened season with six tackles vs. Boise State…registered five tackles and one fumble recovery in 45-44 win vs. ULM…had six tackles, including 0.5 sack, at No. 25 Virginia…recorded two tackles, 0.5 for loss, and one pass breakup in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville before injury…redshirted 2019 season.
Started all 12 games as true freshman and recorded 58 tackles, including 4.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, eight pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one forced fumble…ESPN Freshman All-American…voted team’s Devaughn Darling Freshman of the Year…one of four true freshmen named to All-ACC Academic Team…ACC Honor Roll…recorded nine tackles, 1.5 for loss, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in collegiate debut vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech…was only freshman in NCAA to record at least one tackle, tackle for loss, forced fumble and quarterback hurry in week one…tackles total tied for most in the NCAA by a freshman in week one…was ninth true freshman to start season opener for FSU since 1999…recorded career-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and first collegiate sack, and one quarterback hurry in season finale vs. No. 13 Florida…had one tackle and one pass breakup in 36-26 win vs. Samford…made six tackles at Syracuse…recorded two solo tackles and one pass breakup in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…made four tackles in 28-24 victory at Louisville…had one pass breakup at No. 17 Miami…made five tackles and season-high two pass breakups in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…made two tackles vs. No. 2 Clemson…recorded eight tackles, 1.5 for loss, at North Carolina State…equaled season-best two pass breakups with five tackles at No. 3 Notre Dame…recorded five tackles, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College.
Hard-hitting safety earned five-star rating by 247Sports national composite…ranked as No. 27 overall prospect nationally in composite rankings and 66th in ESPN300…named a U.S. Army All-American and Under Armour All-American…honor-roll student throughout his time at St. John Bosco…after playing his first two seasons at Upland High School, transferred to St. John Bosco and helped win the CIF state title as junior…also participated in The Opening finals prior to his senior season…received numerous offers and chose Florida State over Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC.