Declared for the NFL Draft following a three-year Tiger career in which he posted 94 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, four interceptions, a forced fumble and 12 pass breakups in 1474 snaps over 41 games (26 starts) in his career … second-team AFCA All-American in 2018 who earned College Football Playoff National Championship Defensive MVP honors in the final game of his career … entered 2018 ranked as the No. 49 player in the nation in the preseason by NFL.com and No. 63 player by Sports Illustrated.
2018: Second-team ACFA All-American … second-team All-ACC … second-team AP All-ACC … third-team All-ACC according to Phil Steele … credited with 37 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two sacks and an interception in 701 snaps over 15 games (14 starts) … started each of Clemson’s first five games, recording at least one tackle in four of the five contests … limited by injury to two snaps at Wake Forest … recorded two tackles in helping hold No. 16 NC State to 193 passing yards … contributed five tackles and a pass breakup at Florida State … added one tackle and a pass breakup vs. Louisville … made a season-high six tackles and broke up a pass at No. 17 Boston College … collected a tackle and a pass breakup against Duke … contributed five tackles vs. South Carolina … added a tackle in Clemson’s ACC Championship Game win against Pitt … contributed five tackles in helping hold No. 3 Notre Dame to three points in the Cotton Bowl … earned Defensive MVP honors in the National Championship Game against No. 1 Alabama, collecting six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception, which he returned 46 yards to set up a Tiger touchdown drive.
2017: Honorable Mention All-ACC selection … had 42 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups in 668 snaps over 13 games (12 starts) … had seven tackles in 40 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had seven tackles and his first career interception in 46 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23 … had three tackles and a pass breakup in 28 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had four tackles in 85 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had a tackle and pass breakup in 57 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had nine tackles and a pass breakup in 83 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had three tackles and a team-high three pass breakups in 58 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had an interception in 30 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18 … had two tackles, an interception and a pass breakup in 56 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had three tackles in 58 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.
2016: Posted 15 tackles in 115 snaps (13 games) … three of his stops came on special teams … played first collegiate game against Troy, earning nine snaps … posted team-high seven tackles, including one on special teams, in win over SC State … appeared in 37 snaps versus the Bulldogs … saw 18 snaps against Boston College, chipping in a tackle … totaled four tackles and 29 snaps against Syracuse … had half of a tackle for loss in 13 snaps in win over South Carolina … posted first pass breakup of career in 31-0 win over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Before Clemson: Second-team USA Today All-American … played in the U.S. Army All-American game … rated the No. 18 player in the nation according to ESPN … No. 2 cornerback and No. 4 player in the state of Florida by ESPN … rated the No. 60 player in the nation by 247 Sports, sixth-best cornerback and 10th-best player in the state … No. 66 overall player in the nation by Tom Lemming and No. 72 by Scout … No. 81 player in the nation by Prep Stars … No. 117 prospect overall, No. 10 cornerback and No. 16 player in Florida by Rivals … had outstanding year on offense at Coconut Creek High School in Florida … had 45 receptions for 800 yards, a 17.8 average … had 98-yard interception return for a touchdown as a freshman … unanimous four-star player who narrowed his choices to Clemson, TCU, LSU, Louisville and Florida State … coached by Kareem Reid … recruited by Brent Venables and Mike Reed.
Personal: Majoring in sports communication … his cousin, Lamar Jackson, was the starting quarterback for Louisville from 2015-17.