HIGH SCHOOL - As a senior, he earned third-team All-State honors from Cal-Hi Sports, while the Los Angeles Daily News named him second-team All-Area. He earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section-North Division honors as both a junior and senior, when he was also first-team All-Foothill League, and was the player of the year for both as a senior. For that season, he completed 207-of-321 passes for 3,103 yards and 28 touchdowns; that was a 64.5 completion rate as he threw just six interceptions. He rushed 110 times for 413 yards and four touchdowns, which included a 55-yard gallop. He had 10 games where he passed for 200 or more yards, three with 300-plus and one 400-yard game; he had three or more touchdown passes in seven games. His junior season, he was 206-of-346 for 3,333 yards, with 39 touchdowns to 14 interceptions in completing 59.5 percent of his throws; he ran for 341 yards and 15 touchdowns on 108 attempts. He had 10 games with 200-plus passing yards, six with 300 or more and one 400-yard game. Thus, for his career, he was 413-of-667 for 6,436 yards, with 67 touchdowns against only 20 interceptions; he had 20 games with 200 or more yards, nine with 300-plus and two 400-yard outings, while throwing three or more touchdowns 16 times. He also punted on occasion, averaging 34.7 yards for three punts as a senior (49 long) and once as a junior, a 47-yard boot that landed inside-the-20. Top games as a senior: the threw for his prep high of 419 yards on 29-of-43 throws (two touchdowns, zero picks) in a 35-28 loss to Valencia; in a 48-7 romp over Golden Valley, he was 18-of-25 for 334 yards with three touchdowns, averaging 18.6 yards per completion; and in a 48-0 win over Clovis West, he was 15-of-20 for 265 yards (5 TD/2 INT) with 69 yards rushing and a score. Top games as a junior: in a 56-27 win over Knight, he was 23-of-39 for 405 yards (5 TD/0 INT), and in a 56-48 win over Clovis West, he was 24-of-34 for 331 yards (4 TD/1 INT). Under coach Rich Gutierrez, Canyon was 8-3 his senior season and 8-3-1 his junior year. †He lettered twice in track early in his prep career, running the 400-meter dash (career best was 1:02) and on the 4x100 relay team.
ACADEMICS - He is undecided on his major, but is interested in Psychology. He owns a 3.1 grade point average in high school.
PERSONAL - He was born April 15, 1996 in Panorama City, Calif. His hobbies include reading, watching movies, listening to music and playing the ukulele (in fact, as a youngster, he used to play the drums, guitar and clarinet). He is active in community service, having coached special need adults in physical activities such as kickball. He once saved a friend from being hit by a car, pulling him out of traffic in the nick of time.