Damascus High School
Head Coach: Eric Wallich
Overview: Signed as the top-ranked overall player in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports … will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020 … ranked by most as the top defensive player in the nation and among the top five players overall … two-time first-team USA Today All-American in 2018 and 2019 who was also named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland as a junior in 2018 … participated in the Opening in Frisco, Texas in the summer of 2019.
Rankings: Listed as the No. 1 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also called him the top defensive tackle in the nation and the top player in the state of Maryland … ranked as the top overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, the top defensive tackle and the top player in Maryland … ranked as the No. 2 player in the nation by PrepStar, the top defensive tackle in the nation and the top player in Maryland … rated as the No. 4 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com, which listed him as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the nation and top player in Maryland … named first-team postseason All-American by Sports Illustrated.
In High School: Played for Eric Wallich at Damascus High School in Damascus, Md. … concluded career with 134 career tackles, including 80.5 for loss, with 35 sacks … had 47 tackles in 2019, but 30.5 of them were tackles for loss including 14 sacks … also added two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup … helped team to 13-2 record and state championship as a senior … first-team Washington Post All-Met defensive lineman as a junior and senior … Maryland Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 … first-team MaxPreps Junior All-American defensive lineman in 2018 … Montgomery County 3A MVP in 2018 … Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland as a junior in 2018 … team won state championship in Maryland in 2018 with a 38-0 victory in the championship game … had 36 tackles for loss, including 12 sacks, as a junior, earning first-team MaxPreps Sophomore All-America status in 2017 … played basketball as a junior and averaged 13.7 points and 11.9 rebounds.
Personal: Committed to Clemson on April 23, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Todd Bates … last name pronounced bruh-ZEE … wore No. 55 in high school … expected to enroll at Clemson in January 2020.