Two-year starter at left guard named Second Team All-ACC as a senior in 2016. Missed the start of the season due to a concussion. Earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors in 2015. Redshirted in 2014 after transferring from Fort Scott Community College.
Large, explosive blocker best in a small area. Quick off the snap, strong and opens up running lanes. Gets his hands into defenders and steers them from the action. Anchors in pass protection. Blocks with a nasty attitude. Shows a nice degree of quickness in his game.
Does not sink his butt at the line of scrimmage. Lacks footwork in space. Heavy footed and shows a lot of stiffness in his game.
Are possesses tremendous size but is a limited athlete who must play in a system that restricts his area assignments.