Well, he didn't drop out of high school. NC beat writer is on the radio saying he had family troubles, went to work after HS, wanted to improve himself, so took the bull by the horns and did just that.
Interesting note, his UNC Head Coach was on the radio, said Coffeyville JC didn't even WANT him but he went there anyway, and you see the results. The beat writer is saying he was 360 when he got to Coffeyville in the spring, got down to 299 to make the team.
So he's a determined, confident guy with a drive to improve himself, gotta love it. High IQ guy, good character, impressed the heck out of everybody at Dove Valley.