Enrolled at Memphis for the 2012 spring semester ... Redshirted first year in the Memphis program.
Played his post-graduate year at Hargrave Military Academy in 2011 ... Made his first appearance for the Tigers vs Georgia Military Academy in week No. 3 ... Followed that game with six-straight starts ... Registered 11 pancake blocks ... Allowed no sacks as a starter ... Helped Hargrave to a 41-40 victory over St. Francis University, allowing the Tigers quarterback to throw four TD in the contest ... Prepped at Delaware Valley Charter High School for Coach Barry Thomas ... Protected a quarterback that threw for 1,215 yards and 14 TD in 2010 ... Also instrumental in the running backs rushing for over 1,500 yards and 20 TD ... Named all-city and all-league in helping the Warriors win the city championship in 2009 ... A three-year team captain ... Had a career-best five pancake blocks in a single game ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Threw the shot put and placed fourth in the city in that event.
Grandson of Debra Minnick ... Stepfather is Andre Samuels ... Born Sept. 30, 1992 in Philadelphia ... Has not declared a major.