- Was a defensive leader for one of the nation's elite high school football programs.
- Brings elite athleticism and leadership skills to the linebacker position.
- Looks to contribute early to the linebacking core.
- Helped guide Allen High School to back-to-back Texas 5A Division I State Championships. Allen High School finished the year ranked as the second-best high school football program in America according to MaxPreps and Scout.com with a perfect 16-0 season.
- Named Defensive MVP of the 2013 state championship game after tallying 5.5 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
- Rated as the No. 27 linebacker recruit in the nation by Rivals.com, ranked by Scout.com as the No. 47 outside linebacker recruit in the nation. Listed by ESPN as the No. 85 outside linebacker prospecct in the coutry.
- Earned All-Midlands Region honors by PrepStar after his senior season.
- Named the Linebacker MVP at the 2013 Level Athlete Top-100 Video Showcase in Lancaster, Texas.
- Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers including ones from Baylor, Boise, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
- Coached by Tom Westerberg at Allen High.