- High-impact defender with great height and versatility.
- Capable of playing multiple defensive positions along the defensive line.
- Will vie for time along the defensive line during the 2014 season.
- Rare signee from the state of Missouri for ASU and one of the state's best players.
- Starred for his high school basketball team as well.
- Earned First-Team All-State honors as a senior. Rated by Scout.com as a four-star prospect and the No. 36 defensive end recruit in the nation, regarded by Scout.com as the top defensive lineman in the state of Missouri and the state’s sixth-best overall recruit, listed by ESPN as the No. 106 defensive end recruit in the country.
- Earned All-Midlands Region honors by PrepStar after his senior season.
- Runs a 4.65 40-yard dash, bench presses 305 pounds and squats 505.
- Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Illinois and Purdue.
- Coached by Brian Simmons at Lutheran North Nigh.