2016 Signing Day: Live Updates
Feb. 3, 2016

This page will be updated throughout the day with detailed information and videos on each signee as he signs his National Letter of Intent.


9:15 a.m.: The Deacs pull in a last-second commitment from Arkeem Byrd! Byrd is the No. 4 running back in Georgia and one of the top 50 RBs in the nation.

Arkeem Byrd • RB • 6-1 • 190 • Savannah, GA (Jenkins)

Team captain and the No. 4 running back in Georgia ... A consensus 3-star athlete by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN ... Among the top 50 running backs nationally ... Named the Savannah Morning News Offensive Player of the Year and the Georgia High School Association Region 1-3A Offensive Player of the Year ... Honorable mention all-state pick ... Selected for the North-South All-Star game ... Named to the Elite Junior Classic Team ... Member of the Preseason All-ESPN Savannah football team in 2015 ... Rushed for 1,220 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015 for the Warriors ... Added 10 catches for 120 yards and one touchdown ... Also saw action on defense where he made 24 tackles ... Rushed for 254 yards in his final prep game including touchdowns runs of 69, 54 and 36 yards ... As a junior, averaged 8.7 yards per carry with 868 yards and 13 touchdowns on 100 carries ... Carried 61 times for 598 yards as a sophomore ... Played for Coach Tim Adams ... Son of Anthony Byrd and Lydia Williams ... Born April 16, 1998.

8:35 a.m.: The defensive side of the ball adds another signee. Essang Bassey is an all-state defensive back.

Essang Bassey • DB • 5-10 • 180 • Columbus, GA (Columbus)

 

 

Team captain and first team all-state Class 5-A by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... 3-Star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN ... All-Bi-City Athlete of the Year by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in 2015 ... As a senior, had 50 tackles, six tackles for loss, an interception and three fumble recoveries ... Rushed for 536 yards and two touchdowns ... Had 21 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns ... Averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return ... Helped the Blue Devils to the 5-A state playoffs in 2015 ... Had 31 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a junior ... On offense, made 39 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns ... Earned All-Bi-City status in 2014 ... Four-year letterman for Coach Phil Marino ... Son of Edet and Umo Bassey ... Born August 12, 1998 ... Posted a 3.7 GPA in high school ... Participated in food drives at Columbus High.

8:06 a.m.: Two more defensive players join the Wake Forest family! Deandre Delaney and Emmanuel Walker join the Deacs from Tennessee and South Carolina, respectively. On the offensive side, Pineville, North Carolina Native Taleni Suhren is a new Deac on the offensive line.

Taleni Suhren • OL • 6-5 • 290 • Pineville, NC (Ardrey Kell)

Team captain ... Named to the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team ... Considered a 3-start recruit by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the state ... Ranked as the No. 44 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN ... Tabbed at No. 23 among the Charlotte Observer's Top 50 Carolinas' recruits ... Named to the All-Charlotte Observer team ... Selected for the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... All-South Meck 8 pick in 2014 and 2015 ... Member of the Carolina Gridiron Preseason All-Gridiron team ... Selected to the Charlotte Observer Great 8 preseason team ... Invited to participate in Nike's Elite "The Opening" in 2015 ... Graded out at better than 80 percent as a senior while allowing just two sacks as a senior ... Named the offensive lineman of the year in Charlotte ... Played for Coach Joe Evans ... Helped the Knights to a 9-4 record in 2014 as the club reached the second round of the 4-A playoffs ... Became a starter as a sophomore ... Played in the Polynesian All-American Bowl in Oceanside, Calif... . Father, Eric, is from American Samoa and his mother, Lana, from Long Beach, Calif... . Born Feb 10, 1998.

Emmanuel Walker • DL • 6-4 • 220 • Holly Hill, SC (Lake Marion)

Team captain at Lake Marion High ... Named to the USA Today High School Sports American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Football Team ... Led the state of South Carolina with 27 sacks in 2015 ... A consensus 3-star recruit and the No. 1 defensive end in South Carolina ... Ranked among the top 15 players in the state by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN ... First team all-state by the High School Sports Report ... Tabbed as the No. 10 recruit in South Carolina by Saturday Down South ... Defensive Player of the Year by the Orangeburg Times & Democrat ... Named to MaxPrep's Small School All-America team ... Had 93 tackles including 83 solo stops as a senior ... Also blocked a punt ... Recorded 74 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior in 2014 ... Helped the Gators to a 9-4 record as a senior and a berth in the Lower State Championship game ... Runs the 100 meter hurdles in track and placed second in the state in the high jump as a junior ... Coached by Chris Carter at Lake Marion High ... Versatile player who saw action at defensive end and safety on defense and tackle, wide receiver and tight end on offense ... Has high-jumped 6'6" as a prep ... Grandson of Mattie and Morris Watson ... Born September 14, 1997.

DeAndre' Delaney • DB • 6-3 • 205 • Morristown, TN (Morristown West)

Team captain at Morristown West High ... An outstanding high school running back who will move to safety with the Demon Deacons ... First team 5-A all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers association ... Is the all-time leading rusher at Morristown West with 4,260 career yards ... Rushed for 1,863 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior while collecting 377 receiving yards and three scores ... Named the Citizen Tribune's All-Lakeway Area Player of the Year ... Scored 26 total touchdowns for the Trojans ... Helped the Trojans reach the state quarterfinals in Class 5-A ... Saw action at OLB where he had 13 tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack in 2015 ... Named the East Offensive MVP in the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic in Cookeville, Tenn... . Scored the first touchdown of the game with a 23-yard run ... Finished the game with 12 carries for 69 yards ... Named the USA Today Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 218 yards and five touchdowns against Seymour ... Rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in the City Championship win over Morristown East ... Helped the Trojans to the third round of the state playoffs ... Played for Coach Lamar Brown ... Ran for nearly 1,300 rush yards as a junior ... Son of Daryl Delaney and Tricia Delaney ... Born Feb. 6, 1998.

7:51 a.m.: Carlos Basham, Jr. inks his NLI to join the Demon Deacons on the defensive line. "Boogie" was the Virginia 3A Player of the Year.

Carlos Basham, Jr. • DL • 6-5 • 250 • Roanoke, VA (Northside)

Team captain and the Virginia 3-A State Player of the Year in 2015 ... A 3-star athlete by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports ... Ranked No. 36 on the Roanoke Times list of the top 100 players in Virginia ... First team 3-A all-state selection in 2015 ... First team All-Timesland by the Roanoke Times ... First team All-31 Conference and Defensive Player of the Year ... First team Blue Ridge District Defensive Player of the Year ... Had 76 solo tackles, 21 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior ... Northside won the Blue Ridge District in 2015 ... Had nine receptions and a pair of touchdown catches at tight end ... Became a starter in 2013 on the Vikings' 3-A state championship team ... Four-year letterman ... Played for Coach Burt Torrence ... Starts at center for the Vikings' basketball team ... Nickname is Boogie ... Son of Carlos, Sr. and Crystal Basham ... Born Dec. 16, 1997.

7:43 a.m.: Three more Deacons are official. Two more defenders in Jacquez Williams and Zander Zimmer, and shifty wide receiver Greg Dortch.

Greg Dortch • WR • 5-9 • 160 • Highlands Springs, VA (Highlands Springs)

Team captain and Virginia 5-A Player of the Year in 2015 ... Added Richmond All-Metro Player of the Year honors from the Richmond Times-Dispatch... Named All-Metro Richmond in 2014 ... First team all-Region 5-A South at both wide receiver and kick returner ... 5-A South Region and Conference 12 Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 49 on the Roanoke Times list of top 100 players in Virginia ... 3-star athlete by ESPN and Rivals and considered one of the top 50 players in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... Helped the Springers win the Virginia 5-A state championship in 2015 ... Scored on a 66-yard run in the title game win over Stone Bridge while adding an interception ... Finished the year 14-1 ... Had 55 receptions for 1,029 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Had nine receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns to go with a 63-yard kickoff return in a state semifinal win over Indian River ... As a junior, caught 44 passes for 914 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Played in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star game ... Coached by Loren Johnson ... Versatile athlete who saw action at cornerback, wide receiver, kick returner and holder ... Son of Greg Dortch and Loretta Towns ... Born May 29, 1998 ... Cousin of Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri.

Zander Zimmer • DL • 6-4 • 220 • Winter Park, FL (Bishop Moore Catholic)

Two-year team captain ... Selected No. 18 among the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Super 60 ... A consensus 3-start recruit ... Selected as the Orlando Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 ... Named second team all-state Class 5-A in 2014 and second team Class in 2015 ... All-district and all-region selection in both 2014 and 2015 ... Collected 117 tackles, eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles ... Helped the Hornets to their first state championship since 1970 with a win over Crawfordsville Wakulla in the Orlando Citrus Bowl ... Recorded a sack on the final play from scrimmage in the championship game ... Recorded seven tackles, two sacks and a safety in the final ... Also blocked a punt to set up a touchdown ... Played for Coach Matt Hedrick ... Started his career at Lake Highland Prep before transferring to Bishop Moore for his final two seasons ... Averaged seven tackles per game as a sophomore . . Son of Jack and Sarah Zimmer ... Born July 17, 1997 ... His brother Zack played football at Butler ... Father is a former college baseball player.

Jacquez Williams • LB • 6-2 • 200 • Hinesville, GA (Liberty County)

Team captain and MVP in 2015 ... Outstanding high school running back who is projected as a linebacker for the Demon Deacons ...Tabbed a 3-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN ... Ranked among the top 80 players in Georgia by ESPN ... Second team all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Honorable mention 4-A all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Offensive Player of the Year in Region 3-4A ... First team All-Region 3-4A as a junior ... Became a starter for the Panthers as a sophomore ... Helped Liberty County win its first playoff game in school history ... Played for Coach Kirk Warner ... Rushed for 1,167 yards and caught 22 passes for 421 yards in 2015 ... Rushed for 244 yards and two touchdowns while catching five passes for 115 yards and two more scores in a win over Richmond Hill ... Had a 93-yard run in one game and a 72-yard scoring burst vs. Effingham County ... Caught three touchdown passes and rushed for another in a win over McIntosh County Academy ... Named to Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game (South) ... Son of Chris and Shonetta Williams ... Born Sept. 20, 1997.

7:31 a.m.: Deacons adding to the trenches, with an offensive and defensive lineman coming through the fax machine.

Tyler Watson • OL • 6-5 • 265 • Roswell, GA (Milton)

Team captain at Milton High ... First team All-North Fulton Metro by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Received the Great American Rivalry Series Scholar-Athlete Award for 2015 ... 3-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN ... Three-year starter on offense and defense for Coach Howie Decristofaro ... Began his career as a defensive lineman for the Eagles ... Also lettered in wrestling ... Son of Lynn and Randy Watson ... Born September 1, 1997 ... Ranks in the top 10 percent of his class at Milton High School ... Named an AP Scholar and selected the WSB-TV Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Sulaiman Kamara • DL • 6-2 • 290 • Richmond, VA (Hermitage)

Team captain for the Hermitage Panthers ... 3-star recruit ranked among the top 15 players in Virginia by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals ... Considered the No. 29 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout ... Ranked No. 14 on the Roanoke Times list of top 100 players in Virginia ... Member of the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia Football Team ... First team All-State VHSL Group 5-A ... Named Conference 11 Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 ... Rare four-year starter for the Panthers ... Had 85 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks as a senior ... Was also utilized as a fullback in goal-line situations ... Played in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star game and the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Named the Richmond Times-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Collected 108 total tackles and school record 18 tackles for loss with eight sacks ... Named the Region 5-A South and Conference 11 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 ... Second team all-state as a junior ... First team All-Region 5-A South in 2013 ... Coached by Patrick Kane ... Native of Sierra Leone who immigrated to the United States when he was 3 ... Son of Zainab Fofanah Kamara ... Born Oct. 15, 1996.

7:25 a.m.: Two more new Demon Deacons are in on the offensive side of the ball. Wide receiver Malik Grate and Je'Vionte' Nash come in at 7:20 and 7:22 a.m.

Malik Grate • WR • 6-0 • 160 • Anderson, SC (Pendleton)

Team captain at Pendleton High ... A 3-star athlete by ESPN and 247Sports ... Among the top 25 recruits in South Carolina by ESPN and 247Sports ... Considered the No. 18 recruit in South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer ... Named first team 2-A all-state as a senior by High School Sports Report ... Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Scored three touchdowns including a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win over Blacksburg ... Helped the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record in 2015 ... Had 38 receptions for 284 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... Played for Coach Paul Sutherland ... Participates in track for the Bulldogs where he ran the 100 and 400 meters and also competed in the high jump ... Earned track athlete of the year from the Anderson Independent-Mail in 2013 ... Won the 200 and 400 meters at state and finished second in the 100 ... Named all-area in track in 2014 ... Repeated with titles in the 200 and 400 as a junior while finishing second in the 100 meters and third in the long jump ... Owns six state championships in track ... Son of Sherman and Regina Guyton and Rod Brown ... Born July 15, 1997 ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Je'Vionte' Nash • OL • 6-3 • 295 • Orange Park, FL (Oak Leaf)

Team captain and first team all-state Class 7A pick in Florida in 2015 ... Was a third team pick as a junior ... Considered a 3-star recruit by Scout, ESPN and 247Sports ... Ranked as one of the top 100 players in Florida by Scout and ESPN ... Three-year starter for the Knights ... First team member of the Florida Times-Union's All-First Coast team ... Selected to the Florida Times-Union's Super 24 football team ... Led an offensive line that accounted for over 200 yards rushing per game ... Helped Oak Leaf to an undefeated regular season in 2014 and a district championship before falling in the regional final ... Named second team All-Northeast Florida Elite Team in 2014 ... Second team All-First Coast as a junior ... Played for Coach Derek Chipoletti ... Son of Robert and Ruth Nash ... Born Jan. 7, 1998.

7:18 a.m.:The first three National Letters of Intent are in! Lukas Masterson hit the press first at 7:11 a.m., followed closely by LaRonde' Liverpool and Thomas Cole.

Lukas Masterson • DB • 6-2 • 200 • Naples, FL (Gulf Coast)

Two-year team captain ... Second team all-state class 7A in 2015 ... Free safety and punter for Gulf Coast High who also saw action at wide receiver ... Named first team all-conference as both a junior and senior ... District 18-7A Academic Player of the Year in 2015 ... Helped Sharks to the playoffs in both 2014 and 2015 ... As a senior, recorded 45 tackles, 6 interceptions, and a remarkable 31 pass break-ups ... Had 128 interception return yards ... Finished seventh in punting in Class 7-A in 2015 ... His six interceptions in 2015 tied for the third most in the state in all classifications ... Had 77 tackles as a junior with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and three touchdowns ... Recorded an interception in the end zone during a 2014 game that sealed Gulf Coast's bid to the state playoffs ... Played for Coach Pete Fominaya ... Participates in the long jump, triple jump and 200 meters in track ... Son of Mark and Sarah Masterson ... Born Jan. 7, 1998 ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society ... Has four sisters, three brothers ... Holds a 4.70 grade point average.

LaRonde' Liverpool • TE • 6-3 • 225 • Virginia Beach, VA (Landstown)

Team captain and 3-star recruit by Scout, 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN ... Listed as the No. 2 outside linebacker in Virginia by Scout but will convert to tight end at Wake Forest ... Considered among the top 40 players in Virginia by multiple recruiting publications ... Tabbed as the No. 8 prospect in South Hampton Roads by the Virginian Pilot ... Ranked No. 24 on the Roanoke Times list of top 100 players in Virginia ... Played for Coach Tommy Reamon ... Was a first team all-conference pick at tight end ... Had 96 tackles and 14 sacks from his linebacker position as a junior ... Son of Herb and Sonia Liverpool ... Born Oct. 5, 1997 ... Member of the honor roll all four years in high school.

Thomas Cole • TE • 6-5 • 230 • Wellsburg, WV (Brooke)

Team captain and two-time team MVP at Brooke High ... Named to the 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia team ...Considered one of the top five players in West Virginia ... First team AAA all-state in 2015 as a punter and second team in 2014 as a wide receiver ... Had 77 receptions for 936 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Also made 46 tackles and eight tackles for loss as a defensive end ... Had a 44-yard TD run and a 29-yard fumble recovery for a score against Hurricane ... Posted an outstanding junior year where he caught 58 passes for 819 yards and seven scores for the Bruins ... Had 186 career receptions for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns as a prep ... Played for coach Mac McLean ... Also a standout in basketball where he averaged double figures in points and rebounds ... Was first team All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference in both football and basketball in 2014 ... Nominee for McDonald's All-American in basketball ... Earned all-state honors in basketball as well ... Scored 32 points, 15 rebounds in a recent basketball game ... Son of the late Dawn Cole ... Born Dec. 2, 1997 ... Member of the National Honor Society.

7:00 a.m.: Let's kick things off by taking a second look at the six early enrollees. These six joined the Demon Deacons in January and began classes in the spring semester, and will take part in spring practice and workouts.

Jeremiah Brown • WR • 6-2 • 175 • High Point, NC (Southwest Guilford)

Wide receiver with outstanding speed ... Ranked among the top 50 players in the state by ESPN and Rivals ... Rated a 3-star athlete by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals ... Two-time all-area wide receiver and two-time All-Piedmont Triad 4-A team ... Second team All-District 2-5A in 2014 ... Caught 52 passes for 780 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... Added 32 kickoff returns for 510 yards ... For his career, had 82 catches for 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Played for Coach Eric Rainey ... Helped the Cowboys to the first round of the state 4A playoffs as a senior ... Four-time all-conference pick in track ... Earned all-state in track and was the Guilford County champion in the 300 meters ... Holds school record in the 300 meters (35.1) and the 400 (48.7) ... Born Dec. 9, 1997 ... Son of Leonard and Crystal Brown-Williams ... member of the A Honor Roll and Honor Society.

Cade Carney • RB • 5-11 • 215 • Advance, NC (Davidson Day)

Four-year team captain ... Rated a 3-star athlete and among the top 50 players in the state by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... Played his senior year at Davidson Day School after spending first three years at Davie High School ... Helped Davidson Day go 12-0 in 2015 and win the NCISSA Division I state championship ... Played for Coach Chad Grier at Davidson Day ... Averaged 30 yards on kickoff returns and 33.4 yards on punt returns as a senior ... Rushed for 1,188 yards and 16 touchdowns in eight games as a senior ... Named the Charlotte Football Awards Player of the Year in 2015 ... Named to the Charlotte Observer All-Area first team as a senior and earned all-state honors ... Was an All-Central Piedmont Conference selection at Davie in 2012 and 2013 and a three-time All-Northwest selection by the Winston-Salem Journal ... Earned CPC Player of the Year honors as a freshman ... Became a starter at Davie County as a freshman in 2012 when he had 274 carries for 1,908 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Rushed for 3,815 yards and 43 touchdowns in three seasons at Davie County ... Son of Carl and Teddy Carney ... Father played defensive line at East Carolina ... Born June 28, 1997 ... Was an Honor Roll student and a member of the Headmaster's List.

Brandon Chapman • TE • 6-5 • 250 • Grove City, OH (Grove City)

Team captain at Grove City High School, just outside of Columbus, Ohio ... Rated the No. 33 tight end in the nation by 247 Sports ... Considered one of top 45 players in Ohio by 247Sports and ESPN ... Earned 3-stars from 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN and Scout ... Considered an outstanding blocker as well as a receiving threat ... Was a three-year starter at tight end for the Greyhounds ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for Coach Mike Lanza ... Son of Frank and Elizabeth Chapman ... Brother, Dalton, played at Bowling Green State University in 2012-13 ... Born August 3, 1997 ... Member of the Junior Honor Society ... Posted a 3.8 GPA in high school ... Has volunteered with autistic children.

Dom Maggio • P-PK • 6-3 • 165 • Monkton, MD (The Boys' Latin School)

Team captain at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland ... Can be used as both a punter and placekicker ... Earned MaxPreps All-America status in 2015 ... Considered the number three prep kicker in the nation by ESPN ... Considered a 5-star kicker by Kohl's ... 3-star athlete by Scout, ESPN and 247Sports ... Earned Under Armour All-America honors and played for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-American game ... First team Baltimore Sun All-Met selection in 2015 ... Two-time consensus all-state selection ... Three-time MIAA B all-conference and All-Metro selection ... An all-state selection in 2013 and consensus all-state in 2014 and 2015 ... Picked for the Crab Bowl All-Star game ... Set Maryland state record with 34 career field goals including a career-long 55-yarder ... Averaged 45.1 yards per punt as a senior ... Played for Coach Ritchie Schell ... Averaged 43.5 yards per punt as a junior ... Also lettered in baseball and basketball and earned all-conference honors as a shortstop and pitcher ... Son of Kirk and Cari Maggio ... Born April 23, 1998 ... Father was a punter at UCLA and was recruited to the Bruins by current Wake Forest assistant coach Bill Rees ... Dean's List and Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society ... Was a Williams Scholar.

Jamie Newman • QB • 6-4 • 220 • Graham, NC (Graham)

Team captain at Graham High School ... Three-time Burlington Times-News All-Region selection ... Ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in North Carolina and No. 26 in the South by Scout ... The No. 16 dual threat QB nationally by 247 Sports ... Earned 3-stars from ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout ... Considered one of the top 32 players in North Carolina by ESPNB, 247Sports and Rivals ... Finished among the top 30 in the Elite Eleven competition ... Helped the Red Devils to the state playoffs in 2015 ... As a senior, completed 80 of 158 passes for 1,367 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing two games with an injury ... Rushed 106 times for 419 yards and eight touchdowns ... Had 3,091 yards of total offense and accounted for 29 touchdowns as a junior ... Completed 100 of 195 passes for 1,840 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1,251 yards and nine scores in 2014 ... Rushed for 750 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore while throwing for 2,034 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Played for Coach Anthony Timmons ... Became the starting QB as a freshman ...Son of Willie Bigelow, Jr. and Charity Newman ... Born Dec. 1, 1997 ... Three-year member of the A-B Honor Roll.

Traveon Redd • DB • 6-0 • 190 • Martinsville, VA (Magna Vista)

Team captain at Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Va... . Ranked as one of the top 30 players in Virginia by Scout, 247Sports, and ESPN ... Considered a 3-star athlete by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports ... First team 3A all-state selection in 2015 ... Piedmont District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and named first team all-district at wide receiver ... Ranked No. 22 on the Roanoke Times list of top 100 players in Virginia ... Helped the Warriors to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2014 and 2015 ... Magna Vista won the Group 3A Championship with a 13-1 record in 2014 ... Defeated Lord Botetourt 47-21 in 2015 in the title game ... Had a touchdown and an interception in the state title game ... Had 6 interceptions on the year, two for touchdowns ... Played both wide receiver and quarterback on offense and strong safety though will play on defense as a Demon Deacon ... Led the Warriors to Piedmont District championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Collected 367 career tackles to go with 18 interceptions, 15 forced fumbles and 41 pass break-ups ... Played for Coach Joe Favero ... Also lettered in basketball ... Son of Verlon and Tekela Redd ... Born Sept. 3, 1998 ... Member of the National Technical Honor Society.

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