|Hometown:||High Point, N.C.|
|High School:||West Forsyth HS|
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not see any action, redshirted to preserve eligibility ... Member of practice squad.
Prior to Miami: Drafted by the New York Yankees in 27th Round of 2008 MLB Amateur Draft ... Spent five seasons in Yankees organization as an infielder ... Made professional debut in 2008 in the Gulf Coast League ... Played for GCL Yankees (Rookie), Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs (Single-A), Staten Island Yankees (Short-A) and Tampa Yankees (Advanced-A) ... Finished minor league career with .244 average, four home runs and 73 RBI in 235 games.
High School: Attended Ledford High School in Abbotts Creek, N.C., for his freshman and sophomore years ... Played quarterback at Ledford ... Spent final two years of high school at West Forsyth HS in Clemmons, N.C., where he played baseball.Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1989, in High Point, N.C. ... Younger brother Landon plays baseball at North Carolina.