|Hometown:||Winter Haven, Fla.|
|High School:||Lake Region|
Joined the program as a Division I transfer from the University of Michigan in the Big Ten Conference ... Eligible to play immediately per NCAA transfer rules ... Appeared in 28 games over his three-year career in Ann Arbor and racked up 28 tackles with a fumble recovery ... In addition, the four-star recruit earned a start in Michigan's first-ever night game against Notre Dame in 2011 and played a valuable role for the Wolverines on special teams throughout his UM career ... Made nine tackles in 12 contests as a safety during the 2012 campaign under head coach Brady Hoke ... A native of Winter Haven, Fla., he was the nation's 21st-ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2010 by Scouts.com ... Will compete at FSU as a hybrid linebacker/safety in the Bulldogs' defensive package under new defensive coordinator Lou Esposito ... During his prep career at Florida's Lake Region High School, he recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions in five games during an injury-shortened senior campaign ... Also caught nine passes for 120 yards and scored a TD ... As a junior, he registered 97 tackles, four interceptions and four blocked punts while rushing for 458 yards and four TD's ... In addition to being listed among the top linebacker prospects coming out of high school, he also was tabbed as the nation's 18th-best safety and the number 38 player overall in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... A Prep Star All-American, he earned first team all-state honors as a senior and was a three-time all-county, all-district and all-area choice.