High School: A five-star recruit by 247Sports.com and four-star prospect by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... Rivals.com ranked him the No. 2 prospect in Kentucky ... 247Sports.com ranked him the No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 164 prospect in the nation ... Scout.com rated him the 11th-best defensive tackle prospect in the nation ... Named a MaxPreps 2013 Medium Schools All-American ... Named second-team All-USA by USA Today ... Won the Paul Hornung Award as the Kentucky Player of the Year as a senior, totaling 85 tackles and four quarterback sacks ... First-team all-state by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Selected to the "Class of the Commonwealth" team by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Had 65 tackles as a sophomore with 19 tackles for loss, four sacks and three fumbles forced ... Helped lead his high school to the semifinals of the 5A state playoffs his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press as a sophomore ... Four-year letterman who played every position in the offensive and defensive lines at some point during his career ... Coached by Chad Lewis ... Picked Kentucky over Alabama and Notre Dame, also considered Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State and Tennessee.