I grew up in Gwinnett County also known as The Nawf. I finished my high school career in 2018 at Alpharetta High School. As a senior cornerback, I helped the Raiders make it to the third round of the Georgia 6A playoffs while also becoming a first-team all-state selection. I finished my senior year with 44 tackles, five INTs and 12 pass breakups. After finishing high school and becoming ranked as a 4-star and a Under Armor All-American, I took my talents to the University of South Carolina.
During my junior campaign, I allowed nine completions on 29 targets for 130 yards and was selected to the Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team after opting out the last three games of the season due to Covid complications with my family.
After foregoing my senior year and entering the 2021 NFL Draft, I was drafted with the number 8 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.