defensive line | fort smith, ar
An early enrollee who is a consensus three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports… Named the No. 8 player in the Natural 21 by HawgSports.com… Ranked the No. 9 best player in the state of Arkansas and the 38th-best strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals… ESPN lists him as the No. 87 defensive tackle and Scout as the No. 118 defensive end in the nation… Earned three stars by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings… Recognized as the 2014 Dan Hampton Award winner given to the Arkansas high school defensive lineman of the year by the Little Rock Touchdown Club… Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team as a senior… Earned All-ArkansasVarsity.com second team honors at defensive line… Helped lead Northside to a seven-win improvement in 2014, a 10-4 record and the second round of the Arkansas class 7A playoffs… Posted 73 tackles, including 9.0 for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior… Totaled 50 tackles and six sacks in his junior campaign… Coached at Northside High School by Mike Falleur… Enrolled early and will participate in team activities during the spring semester… Graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society… Selected the Razorbacks over offers from Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and others.
Born June 30, 1997, he is the son of Donald and Valerie Dean… First name pronounced Day-tree-on… Enjoys reading, working out and listening to music in his spare time… Would like to work in industrial engineering after his playing career is finished…