FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in the season's final three games (Louisville, USC and LSU) ... spent most of his first year on Notre Dame's scout team ... moved off the scout team and into the regular defensive line rotation following the injuries to Jarron Jones and Sheldon Day ... picked up a solo tackle vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) ... added an assisted tackle in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 192nd best player nationally by
247Sports and 233rd by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... named to USA Today American Family
Insurance All-USA New York team for 2013 ... helped Poly Prep Country Day School in
Brooklyn, New York, to 7-1 mark in 2013 as team outscored opponents 272-107 ... three-time
first-team all-city pick by MSG Varsity ... all-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013 ...
first-team all-metro selection as a junior defensive tackle in 2012 ... named to MaxPreps U.S.
Air Force Sophomore All-America second team ... all-city selection as a sophomore by New
York Post ... played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against
Team Canada ... from same high school as former Irish center and current Cleveland Brown
Eric Olsen, center JW Jordan and back Marcus Wilson ... helped teach football in Bedford-
Stuyvesant communities via his participation with Gridiron Group led by former NFL defensive
lineman Damian Gregory ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.