HIGH SCHOOL - As a senior, his first and only year playing tight end, he earned first-team All-State (Division I), All-NorCal and All-Sac-Joaquin Section team honors from MaxPreps, in addition to garnering Sacramento Bee All-Metro and National Football Foundation All-Sac Joaquin Section team mention (Cal-Hi Sports named him third-team All-State). An All-Sierra Foothill League performer, he was the league's Offensive Most Valuable Player. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 43 tight end in the nation. He hauled in 40 receptions for 791 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging a stout 19.8 yards per catch. On defense, he was a starter at times at outside linebacker both his junior and senior years: he was in on 20 tackles, with four quarterback sacks and a couple of hurried throws as a senior, which followed up his junior season when he racked up 30 tackles, with two interceptions and three passes broken up. Top games as a senior included a two 100-yard reception efforts, when he had six grabs for 138 yards and two scores in a 30-28 loss to Del Oro, and 120 yards on two catches in a 46-28 win over Vacaville. He caught at least one pass in all 12 games, and two or more in all but one; he scored twice in four games, including a career-high three TDs (8-76) in a 49-7 triumph over Nevada Union. His two picks as a junior were most significant: both came in Granite Bay's Division I state championship win over Long Beach Poly; he returned his second one 29 yards for a touchdown that put his team up 14-7 in the third quarter en route to the 21-20 victory. GBHS was 8-4 his senior year under coach Skip Albano and was 13-3 his junior for coach Ernie Cooper. He played baseball (pitcher, third base) as a freshman on the junior varsity team and is considering going out for track this spring (possibly the long jump).
ACADEMICS - He is interested in Business as his major at Colorado. He owns a 3.3 grade point average entering his final semester of high school.
PERSONAL - He was born on June 28, 1996 in Walnut Creek, Calif. His hobbies include weightlifting, playing basketball and most recently golf. An older brother, Brendan, was a three-year starting quarterback at Granite Bay and played collegiately at Cal. He is active in his community, working with kids at a local elementary school.