2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in two games – vs. North Carolina (Sept. 30) and Wake Forest (Oct. 21) … Did not record any statistics.
2016 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 8-ranked running back in the state of Georgia by 247Sports … Rushed for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior before missing much of his senior season due to injury … Served as a team captain … Helped lead Buford H.S. to three-straight state championships as a freshman, sophomore and junior and an appearance in the state title game as a senior … Scored three touchdowns in a 63-0 win over Southeast Whitfield in the opening round of the 2014 Georgia 4A state playoffs … Coached by Jess Simpson, who is now defensive line coach at ACC rival Miami … Also earned four letters in track and field … Maintained a B average in the classroom throughout high school.
Personal: Full name is Xavier Malachi Gantt … Born June 10, 1998 … Son of Patrick and Leticia Gantt … Is the second of four siblings … Father, Patrick, played football at South Carolina State … Began playing football at age six … Majoring in business administration.