HIGH SCHOOL - As a senior team captain, he earned All-Colorado honors from both the Denver Post and Mile High Sports Magazine in addition to being named All-Northern Conference. He was unanimously rated as one of the top 10 recruits in the state of Colorado, and as the No. 2 offensive lineman. He was an All-Region performer as both a junior and senior as selected by the Longmont Times-Call, and was a first-team All-State (3A) team member as a junior (no All-State teams were issued in 2013 for the state). A two-and-a-half year starter at left offensive tackle (he was required to sit out the first five games his sophomore season after transferring from Niwot), he allowed just three sacks over his junior and senior seasons; the coaches did not track statistics for offensive linemen, but observers noted multiple pancake blocks in all of his games. He played some spot defensive tackle at times, and did block a field goal against Coronado as a senior. Under coach Mike Apodaca, Silver Creek was the 3A state champion his junior year (12-2), and the state runner-ups his senior (10-3) and sophomore seasons (11-2); that worked to a combined 33-7 during his prep career.
ACADEMICS - He is interested in Integrative Physiology as his major at Colorado. A member of the Honor Roll all four years at Silver Creek, he owns a weighted 4.3 grade point average in high school, as he was a member of the Academic All-State team his sophomore through senior years.
PERSONAL - He was born March 22, 1996 in Boulder. His hobbies include weighlifting, playing basketball, Frisbee and anything that involves the outdoors. His father (Russell) played college football at Jamestown College in North Dakota. He in active in the community and has volunteered with Special Olympics, working with the kids in both softball and swimming. He was the first commitment of CU’s 2014 recruiting class, doing so on May 24.