HIGH SCHOOL—He earned PrepStar All-Central Region honors at defensive end as a senior, when he earned Associated Press second-team All-State honors. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal named him to its Texas 100 List (one of 12 linebackers). Scout.com ranked him as the No. 74 defensive end in the nation, while 247sports.com listed him among its top five “Texas Sleepers.” He earned first-team All-District 14-5A honors as a senior, and was first-team All-District 12-5A his junior and sophomore seasons. As a senior, he played as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker and was in on 78 tackles (39 solo), almost a third of which were for losses (25), including 10 quarterback sacks. He recorded 32 quarterback hurries, three passes broken up, two fumble recoveries (one caused) and a blocked field goal. He started at end his sophomore and junior seasons (he had at least 48 tackles, five quarterback sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a junior; his coaches didn’t always log the tackle numbers and didn’t record any his sophomore year). He played tight end on offense in special packages as a junior and senior, primarily a blocker in two-tight end formations. He also played on coverage and FG/PAT units on special teams. One of his top games as a senior came in a 21-14 win over The Woodlands, when he had three quarterback sacks and as many pressures, and one of his best games his junior season came in a 27-20 loss to Cy-Woods, when he had two sacks and returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown. Under Coach David Raffield, A&M Consolidated was 9-3 his senior year (District 14-5A tri-champions), 5-6 his junior season and 11-2 his sophomore campaign (District 12-5A champions). He will letter for a fourth time this spring in basketball (forward, a four-year starter) and has lettered three times in track (discus, with a career personal best of 52-3).
ACADEMICS—He is interested in majoring in Engineering at Colorado.
PERSONAL—He was born November 9, 1994 in College Station, Texas. His hobbies include spending time with his friends, as he one of the few in this day and age who does not play video games. His father (Jimmie Sr.) played college basketball at Texas A&M from 1983-86 (a 6-9 center; he was named to the All-Southwest Conference Newcomer Team in 1983, was a fifth round draft choice by the Chicago Bulls in the ’86 NBA Draft and played professionally overseas); his mother (Nelda) played college basketball at North Texas; and his older sister (Karla) is a junior center for Texas A&M. He also volunteers at his father’s recreation center, spending time with young kids.