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HIGH SCHOOL - As a senior, he earned All-Colorado honors from both the Denver Post and Mile High Sports Magazine; the Post called him arguable the state's best defensive player for 2013, as MHS named him the best cornerback in the state. He was a first-team All-Centennial League performer as a junior and senior (second-team as a sophomore). A three-year starter on defense at safety, he was in on 64 tackles as a senior (41 solo), four for losses including a quarterback sack; he had eight passes broken up and six interceptions. He also returned a pair of kickoffs for 115 yards, including a 74-yard jaunt for a touchdown against Arvada West. His junior year, he racked up 80 tackles (46 solo, two for losses) and had seven interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown; he had nine passes broken up and a fumble recovery. As a sophomore, he was in on 42 tackles (23 solo) with two interceptions. He was a reserve wide receiver on offense, with 10 receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown his senior year and 17 for 231 and two TDs as a junior. Top games as a senior included the state semifinal against Valor Christian, when he had seven tackles and two interceptions in a 42-23 loss; he had four career games with 10 or more tackles (career-high of 13 against Chatfield as a senior). Under coach Monty Thelen, CTHS was 10-3 his senior year and 12-2 his junior season, reaching the state semifinal and finals, respectively, and was 6-4 his sophomore year. He will letter in basketball a third time this winter (forward) and for a fourth time in track this spring (sprints and relays); he owns career bests of 11.37 in the 100-meter dash, 22.01 in the 200 and 50.0 in the 400.

ACADEMICS - He is interested in Broadcast Journalism or Communication as his major at Colorado.

PERSONAL - He was born September 18, 1995 in Denver. His hobbies include playing video games. A cousin, J.J. Billingsley, was a safety for the Buffaloes last decade (2002-06). He has been active in community service through school programs, including coaching kids in sports.

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