2018: Charted as a second string cornerback.
2017: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Buford High School for coach Jess Simpson ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 41 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com ... following senior season, received the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett's Cecil Morris Award, an honor presented to an all-county caliber player whose season was cut short by injury ... helped the Wolves to a 13-2 record and appearance in the state championship game ... as a junior, earned first team all-state (4A) honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association as squad went 13-2 and reached the state title game ... also a first team all-region selection ... posted 47 tackles and one INT as part of a Buford defense that allowed just 7.33 points per game ... averaged 14.4 yards per punt return ... in sophomore season, helped Buford to a perfect 15-0 record and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class 4A state championship with a 55-10 victory against St. Pius X Catholic in the title tilt ... member of Team North Georgia, the 2013 Football University eighth grade national champions ... also participated in track and field ... helped 4x100-meter relay team to a fourth place finish (42.51) at the GHSA Class 4A state meet during junior year ... as a senior at the GHSA 5A Section B meet, placed fourth in the 100-meters (10.96) and seventh in the 200-meters (22.27).
PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1999 ... son of Joe and Janine Blackwell ... cousin, Katherine Randolph, was a member of the track and field program at Georgia State and was a member of the Sun Belt Conference championship 4x100 relay team in 2015.