PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas under coach Roger Harriott ... charted a four-star prospect by Rivals.com ... listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... tabbed the No. 21 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 36 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com ... three-time all-county selection ... part of a St. Thomas Aquinas program that captured the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 7A state title in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and advanced to the semifinals in 2017 as the Raiders compiled a four-year record of 53-7 ... four-time MaxPreps Defensive Player of the Game selection over final two prep seasons ... in final campaign, accumulated 99 tackles, 3.0 TFL, three PBUs, two fumble recoveries, one caused fumble and two blocked punts as the Raiders went 12-3 ... following junior year, named a third team Associated Press Florida All-State Class 7A selection after posting 86 tackles and two fumble recoveries ... as a sophomore, booked 36 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble as the Raiders ended the 2015 campaign ranked No. 7 in the nation by MaxPreps.
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 2000 ... son of Kimberly and Darrel Shelton ... aunt, Dr. Todra Anderson Rhodes, is a 1986 graduate of Duke University ... cousin, Cody Riggs, played football at the University of Florida (2010-11-12-13) and the University of Notre Dame (2014) and with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans (2015-16) … cousin, Gerald Riggs Jr., played football at the University of Tennessee (2002-03-04-05) and with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins (2006) and Chicago Bears (2007) … uncle, Gerald Riggs Sr., played football at Arizona State University (1978-79-80-81), was a first round selection of the Atlanta Falcons in the 1982 NFL Draft, was a member of the Washington Redskins’ Super Bowl XXVI championship team, garnered three Pro Bowl selections (1985-86-87), earned induction in the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor and rushed for 8,188 career yards with 69 TDs.