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OUTLOOK: An outside linebacker who will be vying for an expanded roll in 2014 ... beginning his third spring in the program ... has five career tackles with 1.5 sacks.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): A reserve outside linebacker who played in all 13 games with 1.5 sacks (-4 yards), five tackles and one quarterback hurry ... also started on the kickoff return team. Virginia Tech: Recorded one solo and one assisted tackle, which produced a two-yard sack. Arkansas: Assisted on two tackles and had one quarterback hurry. Chattanooga: Registered the first solo sack of his career, dropping the Mocs' quarterback for a loss of two yards.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Came to the Capstone as one of the fastest risers in the class of 2012 ... a five-star prospect by 247sports.com, which ranked him as the nation's No. 19 overall prospect and the No. 1 outside linebacker ... 247sports.com also ranked him as the No. 2 player in Alabama ... ranked 93rd in the ESPNU 150 and the site's No. 7 outside linebacker ... earned four stars from ESPNU, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... listed at No. 98 in the Rivals100 as well as the No. 6 outside linebacker ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 22 defensive end prospect ... No. 5 in the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 33 in the Super Southeast 120 ... a SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 25 linebacker ... also listed as the No. 8 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... a member of the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 ... an ASWA 6A All-State selection ... No. 3 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... turned in a strong showing at the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... coached by Glenn Vickery at Daphne ... had 105 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior in 2011 ... posted 75 stops and 14.5 sacks as a junior, helping Daphne win the state championship ... second cousin of former Alabama standout and current Cincinnati Bengal, Wallace Gilberry ... teammate of Alabama's T.J. Yeldon at Daphne High School ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and Illinois.