Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
OUTLOOK: A talented sophomore who could challenge for a prominent role at defensive end for the Crimson Tide in 2015 ... a skilled pass rusher who played in nine games in 2014 with seven tackles and two sacks.
FRESHMAN (2014): A regular in the Crimson Tide defensive line rotation ... played in nine games ... the true freshman defensive end finished with seven tackles on the year, including four solo stops and two sacks (-10 yards) ... missed the Arkansas game with injury but returned against Texas A&M. West Virginia: Made one solo tackle in his first game for the Crimson Tide. FAU: Recorded one assisted tackle against the Owls. Southern Miss: Recorded one solo tackle against the Golden Eagles. Texas A&M: Credited with his first career sack (-1 yard) in a 59-0 win over the Aggies. Tennessee: Recorded his second sack of the season, dropping the Vols quarterback for a loss of nine yards. Missouri: Made two assisted tackles in the Tide’s SEC Championship victory over the Tigers.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the elite prospects across all positions in the 2014 recruiting class … Parade Magazine All-American … selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … the No. 1 player in the Rivals100 … 2012 and 2013 first team USA Today All-American … unanimous five-star prospect … No. 1 strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com and top player in the state of Virginia … also Rivals 2012 Junior of the Year … rated No. 5 in the 247Sports Composite and No. 7 in the 247Sports Top247, while ranking as the No. 1 strong-side defensive end and No. 1 player in the state … a 247Sports All-American in both 2012 and 2013 … No. 6 in the ESPN300 and the outlet’s No. 2 defensive end … No. 3 defensive end by Scout.com … 2013 MaxPreps All-American … five-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … ranked the No. 13 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 3 defensive end … Virginia All-State selection as a junior and senior at Woodbridge High School, where he amassed 56 sacks during his four-year high school career … All-Met Defensive Player of the Year … also a Virginia state champion wrestler … invited to "The Opening" on the Nike campus in Oregon … recorded 16 sacks as a senior … made 110 tackles with 40 tackles for loss as a junior while registering 16 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … had 84 tackles as a sophomore with 35 for loss and 21 sacks … started the final six games of his freshman season, finishing with 65 tackles and three sacks … coached by Karibi Dede at Woodbridge … received more than 90 scholarship offers, ultimately choosing Alabama over Michigan and Florida.