Playing time is readily available after the graduation of two senior tackles ... Was impressive in practice during his redshirt season, proving to be a hard man to handle ... Has good strength for a freshman ... Plays with a high motor.
2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week against Auburn.
High School: First-team all-state defensive lineman for Class AAAA as chosen by the High School Sports Report ... Class AAAA is the largest classification in South Carolina ... Also named to the all-area squad by the Charleston Post and Courier ... Helped Summerville to the state playoffs as a junior and senior, totaling a record of 20-5 ...Talented lineman with the size to play tackle and the athleticism needed for an end; he played both positions in high school ... Has run the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, an impressive time for a player his size ... "Shows a big-time future, plays the game with great heart, quick hands, strength, and determination," wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.com ... Projected as the nation's No. 41 defensive tackle by ESPN.com ... One of the top 30 prospects in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... Coached by John McKissick ... Played at Pinewood Prep in Summerville his sophomore season before transferring to Summerville HS ... Also wrestled in high school and was a member of the track and field team ... State champion in the discus as a sophomore at Pinewood, competing in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association.
Personal: Born in Charleston, S.C. ... Last name is pronounced "LOCK-lin" ... Son of Bryan Laughlin and Pamela Capers-Laughlin (deceased) ... Considering a major in education.