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Nashville, Tenn.
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IMG Academy
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Enters second season at LSU after transferring from Clemson in the summer of 2021 … Settled in as a middle linebacker for the Tigers during the spring and is in line to have his best year as a college defender in 2022 … Has played both inside and outside linebacker as well as nickel back during his college career … Versatile player with great instincts … Tremendous vision and pursuit of the ball … Team leader on and off the field … Transferred to LSU in the summer of 2021 after playing in 29 games with seven starts at Clemson … Emerged as one of LSU’s most consistent defenders in 2021 … Capped first year at LSU playing in all 13 games, starting the final five contests … Goes into 2022 having played in 42 collegiate games (29 at Clemson, 13 at LSU) with 12 starts (7 at Clemson, 5 at LSU) … Has two years of eligibility remaining … At Clemson, registered 47 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, a half sack and two interceptions … Started seven games for the national semifinalist Tigers in 2020, recording 30 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble … Twice named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2018-19 … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018 and then granted another year of eligibility due to the NCAA’s ruling on Covid in 2020 … A Nashville, Tennessee native who finished his high school career at IMG Academy in Florida.

Appeared in 13 games, starting the final five games of the season at outside linebacker … Recorded 34 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-16) and a sack (-12) … Added a pair of QB hurries and a pass breakup … Got first LSU start at Alabama and responded with 5 tackles, a sack for a 12-yard loss and a tackle for loss … Against Alabama, LSU held the Crimson Tide to only 6 yards rushing, the fewest in an SEC game in school history … Had season-best 6 tackles in win over Mississippi State … Added four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, at Ole Miss … Had five tackles and a pass breakup in LSU’s win over Texas A&M in regular season finale … Finished year with three tackles and a QB hurry against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Clemson)
Played in 10 games with seven starts … Credited with 30 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a half-sack in 359 snaps … Named as a second-team All-ACC selection by PFF … First career start came vs. Wake Forest (6 tackles) … Started home opener vs. The Citadel … Collected three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Virginia … Registered one tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … Contributed four tackles (2.0 for loss) and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … Against Syracuse, recorded three tackles, a half-sack and his first career interception, which he returned 40 yards to the three-yard line to set up a Clemson touchdown, helping him share team defensive player of the game honors … Missed two games but returned to action with a two-tackle performance vs. Pitt … Recorded eight tackles (1.5 for loss) and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech … Added a tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … Posted two tackles and a red zone interception in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

Credited with 19 tackles (4.0 for loss) a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 181 snaps over 15 games … contributed to wins against Georgia Tech and No. 12 Texas A&M … added four tackles (one for loss) at Syracuse … made three tackles vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … recorded two tackles, both for loss, vs. Boston College … contributed two tackles (one for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … posted two tackles vs. Wake Forest … broke up a pass on a fourth-down stop at South Carolina … added one tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … played on special teams vs. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 LSU.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018 at Clemson)
Credited with three tackles in 15 snaps in three games while redshirting … posted three tackles in 13 snaps in his collegiate debut vs. NC State … also saw action vs. Louisville and Duke.

Rated as the No. 208 player in the nation by ESPN and No. 210 player by 247Sports … No. 10 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 15 outside linebacker by 247Sports … played in Under Armour All-American Game … played two years at IMG (Fla.) Academy, helping it to a No. 2 final national ranking and 9-0 record as a senior, and a No. 4 national ranking and an 11-0 record as a junior … had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a junior … had 11 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a freshman … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy.

Mike Jones’ LSU Career Highs
Tackles: 6 at Mississippi State, 2021
Tackles for loss: 1.5 at Alabama, 2021
Sacks: 1 at Alabama, 2021
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. Texas A&M, 2021

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