He played defensive back and wide receiver at Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
At the University of Alabama, he began his career as a cornerback. He tore his ACL prior to his sophomore season but returned to play in 11 games that year. He switched to safety as a junior and was named the Defensive MVP of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.
He was born in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
He was coached by Nick Saban while at Alabama.