A consensus three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports… Listed as the No. 35 safety in the country and sixth-best player in Arkansas by Rivals… Also listed as the sixth-best player in the Natural 21 by HawgSports.com…247Sports ranks him as the No. 12 player in Arkansas and No. 56 safety nationally… Is the top safety in the state of Arkansas according to Scout… Earned a three-star ranking by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings… Was named the All-NWA Media Football Player of the Year as a senior… Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team at defensive back in 2014… Earned All-ArkansasVarsity.com first team honors at defensive back… Tabbed all-state and all-conference honors… Totaled 119 tackles, including 4.0 for loss, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries as a senior, helping Fayetteville reach the Arkansas class 7A state championship game… Also caught 11 passes for 240 yards (21.8 avg.) and three touchdowns on offense… Posted another 100-tackle season as a junior, tallying 108 stops, including 4.0 for loss, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 2013… Started as a sophomore and helped Fayetteville win the class 7A state championship… Coached at Fayetteville High School by Daryl Patton… Also participated in track and field… Chose Arkansas over offers from Georgia, Washington State and others.
Born May 25, 1997, he is the son of Brian and Nanci Early… Would like to become a coach after his playing career… Is active in the local boys and girls club and church group… Helped in the community by cleaning up trash… Has read the entire Harry Potter and Twilight series.