The Baton Rouge-area prep was a four-year starter at defensive back. Also lettered in basketball and track and was a member of a state champion 4x200-meter relay team. Played in 12 games (two starts at cornerback) as a true freshman in 2010, recording 15 tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions. Returned 11 kickoffs for 260 yards (23.6-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Appeared in all 13 games in 2011 as a reserve defensive back, tallying 21 tackles, one pass breakup and one INT. As a kickoff returner, he was 31-738-1 (23.8) with a 96-yard touchdown against Georgia. Moved into the starting lineup in 2012 and made 13 starts at cornerback, registering 48 tackles, 14 pass breakups and two INTs with two tackles for loss. Was 12-275-0 (22.9) returning kickoffs. In 2013, he tallied 49 tackles, 15 pass breakups and three INTs with 6.5 tackles for loss in 12 games (11 starts). His overall 18 passes defended led the SEC. Missed one game with an injury. Team captain.
Has man-cover skills. Good balance and flexibility to mirror receivers off the line. Enough speed to run with receivers. Good zone awareness, read-and-react and plant-and-drive. Confident and competitive. Has kickoff-return experience. Solid intangibles.
Lacks ideal length -- has short arms and small hands. Disadvantaged vs. bigger, physical receivers. Limited functional strength to pry himself off blocks. Could stand to refine his technique. Tends to clutch and grab when he's beat, which happens too frequently. Gets out of phase and does not demonstrate a feel for routes. Average leaping ability.
Adequate-sized, pesky corner lacking desirable length and physicality to survive outside. Has competitive makeup for the position to vie for a No. 4 or No. 5 corner spot.