HIGH SCHOOL - A two-year starter at defensive tackle, as a senior, he earned first-team All-District 1-5A and first-team All-City honors along with the El Paso Times naming him as the co-defensive player of the year; he was second-team All-District as a junior. As a senior, he was in on 69 tackles (42 solo), with 16 for losses including four quarterback sacks; he pressured 31 throws by opposing quarterbacks. He was in on 41 tackles as a junior, with 21 of his 27 solo tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including three-and-a-half sacks; he had 23 quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery, a pass broken up and a blocked kick. He was a part-time starter at fullback and tight end as a sophomore (no defense), rushing once for 15 yards. Top games as a senior: in a 59-0 win over Socorro, he had a career-high 10 tackles, three for losses including a sack with five hurries; in a 24-23 win over Montwood, he had six tackles (two TFLs) and seven hurries. His top game as a junior came in a 41-7 win over Hanks, when he had six tackles, all for losses (three sacks, three TFLs) and also had six hurries. Under coach Bob Anderson, Coronado was 8-3 his senior year, 4-6 his junior season and 4-7 his sophomore year. He also lettered three times in basketball, playing both power forward and center his freshman through junior years, though mostly was a reserve performer.
ACADEMICS - He is undecided on his major, but is interested in the Arts, Communication or Integrative Physiology. He has the equivalent of a 3.1 grade point average in high school.
PERSONAL - He was born July 29, 1996 in El Paso, Texas (he’ll be the last member of CU’s 2014 recruiting class to turn 18). His hobbies include snowboarding, paintball and playing golf (though he’s only been playing since his junior year in high school, he already breaks 90 regularly). His prep coach, Bob Anderson, had this to say of him after he was named co-defensive player of the year: “There weren't too many people that could block him. He was getting double-and triple-teamed because he was that big of a force for us."