2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: Named to the Class A All-State team by the High School Sports Report ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Rated one of the top 30 players in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... As a junior, piled up 80 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, along with two interceptions ... Chosen for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game against all-stars from North Carolina and the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic All-Star game ... All-Mid-Atlantic choice by SuperPrep ... Selected No. 27 on Rivals.com's South Carolina Top 30 list ... High school coach was Butch Crosby.
Personal: Son of Terrie Johnson and James Grimes ... Born on Dec. 28, 1992 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Favorite athlete is Ricky Sapp ... Was a logger in a past summer job ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Colorado, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Tulsa.