Lateef was an All-American defensive line prospect during his high school football days. He opted to play for North Carolina State over the likes of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Penn State. Zion’s mother, Sharonda, was a sprinter at Livingstone College (a Division II institution). When Zion’s father transferred to Livingstone, it set the stage for something magical to occur.
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