A 2011 graduate of Southern HS in Durham, N.C. ... High school teammate of Deacon CB A.J. Marshall ... Starred at receiver, safety and on special teams at Southern ... Was a four-time all-conference performer in high school ... Starter at defensive end as a junior who moved to safety as a senior ... Earned conference defensive player of the year honors while also being named first team all-conference at wide receiver ... Named to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas team ... Ranked as the No. 23 player in the state by Rivals.com ... Helped the Spartans reach the second round of the playoffs in 2010 ... Caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in the opening round victory over New Hanover ... Had 768 receiving yards and five touchdown catches ... Defensively, made four interceptions, forced four fumbles, broke up 12 passes and blocked a field goal ... As a junior, made 55 tackles including 10 tackles for loss including nine sacks ... Played for Coach Adrian Jones ... Also an outstanding track & field athlete ... Won the 55-meter hurdles at the 2010 state indoor track championship with a time of 7.45 seconds ... Finished fourth at the National Interscholastic Indoor Track Championships in New York in 2010 with an 8.09 clocking in the 60 meter high hurdles ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from NC State, South Carolina, Virginia and Duke ... Recruited by Steve Russ.
Nickname is "Third" ... Son of Sherman Ragland, Sr. and Anita McDowell ... Born Feb. 16, 1993.