HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Gives Alabama yet another top player out of the state of Louisiana ... a consensus four-star prospect ... selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game ... 36th in the ESPN 150 and the No. 5 defensive end in the nation by ESPN, also the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 18 player in the Southeast region ... Tom Lemming of MaxPreps rated him the nation's No. 35 player and the No. 4 outside linebacker ... 247Sports.com listed him as the No. 2 weakside defensive end nationally, No. 73 in the Top247 and the No. 3 player in Louisiana ... 82nd in the 247Composite ... Scout.com ranked him the nation's No. 20 defensive end and No. 167 in the Scout 300 ... Sporting News No. 48 player in the nation ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team as the nation's No. 85 prospect and the sixth-ranked defensive end ... registered 115 tackles with 45 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as a junior in 2011 ... a 2011 and 2012 first team Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State selection ... second team small school All-American as a defensive lineman by MaxPreps ... named to the Baton Rouge All-Area team and was a Louisiana 2A All-State selection ... coached by Chad Mahaffey at University Lab High School ... chose Alabama over Miami, LSU, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California and Texas A&M.