HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: One of the elite defensive line prospects in the 2013 signing class ... a member of the first team 2012 All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today ... participated in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game ... ESPN rated him the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and ranked him 26th in the ESPN 150 ... second in the state by ESPN and 14th in the Southeast region ... Tom Lemming of MaxPreps listed him the nation's No. 21 overall player, a five-star prospect and the No. 3 defensive tackle ... No. 7 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com and ranked 61st in the Rivals100 ... the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 8 defensive tackle by Scout.com and No. 48 in the Scout 300 ... Sporting News No. 55 player in the nation ... 247Sports.com ranked him 112th in the Top247, No. 10 defensive tackle and the No. 7 player in the state ... No. 46 nationally and the No. 4 defensive tackle in the 247Composite ... first team medium school All-American as a defensive lineman by MaxPreps and a second team selection on the overall All-American team ... 5A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... recorded 76 tackles with 18 tackles for loss as a senior at Muscle Shoals High School, where he was coached by Scott Basden ... made 83 tackles with 17 sacks as a junior in 2011 while also breaking up two passes, forcing five fumbles and recovering two fumbles - one for a touchdown ... registered 81 stops with six sacks in 2010 ... finished his high school career with over 200 tackles, 68 tackles for loss and 32 sacks ... picked Alabama over Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Southern California, Tennessee and Arkansas.