PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Gaffney under coach Dan Jones ... three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... consensus top-25 prospect in South Carolina by ESPN.com (No. 25), Rivals.com (No. 8) and 247Sports.com (No. 13) ... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... as a senior, helped the Indians to a 9-5 mark with a berth in the South Carolina High School League Class AAAAA state semifinals ... earned all-region honors after posting 55 receptions for 733 yards and five TDs as a senior ... as a junior, finished with 72 catches for 1,180 yards and 11 TDs and received all-region accolades.
PERSONAL: Born January 13, 2000 ... son of Rio Tate-Smith.