LSU Gold
Watkinsville, Ga.
High School
Oconee County HS

Enters second season with the Tigers in 2024 after making an impact as a rookie … Led all LSU freshmen in tackles with 49 from his linebacker position … Added 3.5 tackles for loss and 4 quarterback hurries in 11 appearances – 3 starts … Player who flies to the football and has a knack for finding the ball … Sheds blockers and has good speed to the ball … Displayed the ability to make plays from sideline to sideline … In first career start vs. Mississippi State, led the Tigers in tackles with 8 … Brother West is also a linebacker for the Tigers … The brothers appeared on defense in the same game against Mississippi State … Majoring in entrepreneurship … Dad played football at Georgia … Nicknamed “Sunshine” by his teammates because of his long blonde hair.

Appeared in 11 games with 3 starts as a true freshman … Led all LSU freshmen in tackles with 49 … Added 3.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack and 4 quarterback hurries … Played 305 defensive snaps and another 182 on special teams … Played on all 4 of LSU’s special team units … Earned first career start in win over Mississippi State, responding with team-high 8 tackles and a quarterback hurry … Other starts came in wins over Arkansas (9 tackles, half-sack) and Missouri (4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss) … Teamed with Mekhi Wingo to sack Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson on 2-and-8 at LSU 9-yard line in third quarter … Arkansas had to settle for a field goal in a game LSU led 17-13 at the time of the sack … Had 9 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 2 quarterback hurries at Ole Miss … Played season-high 59 defensive snaps against Arkansas … Closed season with 8 tackles on 45 snaps in ReliaQuest Bowl win over Wisconsin …

Playmaking linebacker and one of the top players in the state of Georgia … Rated a consensus 4-star linebacker in the On3 Composite … Listed as high as the No. 11 player at his position nationally and No. 10 overall for the state of Georgia by 247Sports … Led Oconee County to the Georgia 3A state semifinals in 2022 … Named Region 8-3A Player of the Year as a senior … Played on both sides of the ball in high school, also seeing action at running back, wide receiver and kick returner … Recorded 104 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 3 interceptions in 2022 … Also rushed for 396 yards, caught 16 passes for 33 yards and scored a total of 16 touchdowns … Invited to play in the All-American Bowl … Dad played football at Georgia.

Tackles: 9, 2x (Last: at Ole Miss, 2023; First: vs. Arkansas, 2023)
Tackles for Loss: 1.5 at Ole Miss, 2023
Sacks: 0.5 vs. Arkansas, 2023
Interceptions: 0
Passes Breakups: 0
QB Hurries: 2 at Ole Miss, 2023

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