HIGH SCHOOL—He earned PrepStar All-Central Region honors at offensive guard as a senior, when the Houston Chronicle named him to its All-Greater Houston team as well as among its Houston Top 100; he also earned honorable mention All-State (from the Associated Press), second-team All-District 14-5A and first-team All-County honors. Rivals ranked him as the No. 75 offensive guard in the nation. As a junior, he was a second-team All-District performer. A two-year starter (26 games), he had 118 career pancake blocks and over 20 direct touchdown blocks for the Highlanders ferocious running game. As a senior, he graded out above 85 percent in allowing just one quarterback sack, five pressures and being called for a single penalty (a false start). He allowed just two sacks and one pressure while being flagged for five penalties. He played some defensive tackle on spot occasions (goal line, short yardage), making three tackles (two for losses) as a senior and five (one for a loss) as a junior. Top games as a senior: in a 53-25 win over Oak Ridge, he had eight pancake and three touchdown blocks, and in a 66-422 win over Klein Collins, he had six pancakes and two TD blocks. Top game as a junior came in a 28-0 win over Kingwood when he recorded his prep best of 15 pancakes. Under Coach Mark Schmid, The Woodlands was 8-4 his senior year, sharing the District 14-5A title, and 12-2 his junior season; TWHS lost in second round of the playoffs his senior year after reaching the quarterfinals the previous season. He also lettered three times in track (and will for a fourth this spring); participating in throws, he has a career best of 54-6 in the shot put and 135-0 in the discus.
ACADEMICS—He is interested in majoring in Business at Colorado. He owns a 3.5 grade point average at The Woodlands.
PERSONAL—He was born April 29, 1995 in London, England (where his mother is from and where his parents met). His hobbies include fishing, playing video games and weightlifting. An older brother (Nick) will be a junior this fall on the lacrosse team at Guilford College. Active in community service, he has regularly worked as a volunteer coach for a special needs football camp.