2012 (FRESHMAN): Has played in 10 games, primarily on special teams ... his eight tackles include five solo stops ... also has a forced fumble. Michigan: Recorded a solo tackle on special teams. Tennessee: Assisted on three tackles in the win against the Volunteers. Mississippi State: Totaled two solo tackles in the victory over the Bulldogs. Western Carolina: Registered a solo tackle in the shutout win. Auburn: Was named one of the special teams players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff ... forced a fumble and had a solo tackle in the Iron Bowl shutout win.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Garnered a five-star grade from Scout.com and ranked as the website's No. 1 middle linebacker prospect and No. 9 overall player in the class ... has excellent numbers with a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash and a 34.5-inch vertical ... also the No. 1 middle linebacker prospect by Rivals.com and a four-star athlete ... the No. 43 player in the Rivals100 while ranking as the No. 4 player in Alabama ... 247sports.com has him at No. 39 in its final Top247 rankings while rating him as the No. 2 inside linebacker and the fourth-best player in the state ... No. 109 in the ESPNU 150 and the site's No. 2 middle linebacker ... 49th in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and No. 6 in the state of Alabama ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 38 player on the Elite 50 ... SuperPrep's No. 1 linebacker nationally and No. 3 player in Alabama ... No. 33 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 4 linebacker ... a three-time first-team ASWA 6A All-State honoree ... No. 4 in the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 25 in the Super Southeast 120 ... No. 4 on the Birmingham News' Super Seniors list ... No. 11 outside linebacker by MaxPrep's Tom Lemming ... as a senior in 2011 made 97 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and six sacks ... had 91 tackles as a junior in 2010 with 21 tackles for loss ... as a sophomore had 40 receptions as a tight end and six touchdowns ... also played basketball on Bob Jones' 2009-10 Alabama State Championship team ... coached by Kevin Rose ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida and Tennessee.