HIGH SCHOOL—He earned All-America honors from PrepStar and All-Midlands Region accolades from SuperPrep as a senior, when he was also named first-team All-Colorado and All-State (5A) by both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. One of 13 offensive linemen named to the prestigious Tacoma News-Tribune’s Western 100 list. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 53 player from the Midlands Region, the No. 14 offensive lineman, No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 7 player from Colorado on that list. The No. 223 overall prospect on the Rivals 250 list, ranked as the No. 19 offensive tackle and the No. 2 player overall and top offensive lineman from Colorado by Rivals.com. Scout.com tabbed him as the No. 42 offensive tackle in the country. He was and first-team All-Southern League as a junior and senior, and earned second-team honors as a sophomore. A three-year letterman in football under coach John Vogt, lists his most memorable game in his senior season against Douglas County when he racked up 16 pancake blocks. Chaparral won nine games both his sophomore and senior seasons and with a 9-3 mark in 2008, finished second in the Southern League and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. He anchored an offensive line that produced a balance offensive attack averaging 171.6 yards rushing and 155.5 yards passing per game in 2008 and Chaparral’s running backs averaged 5.8 yards per carry collectively. He also played basketball at Chaparral, participating on the league championship team as a freshman and earning a letter as a sophomore before concentrating on football.
ACADEMICS—He is undecided on his major at Colorado, but is considering Business and is also interested in Psychology.
PERSONAL—He was born May 11, 1991 in Littleton, Colo. A cousin, M.J. Flaum, played on the offensive line at Nebraska. Grandfather, John Boice, played for the Chicago Bears as a tight end/defensive end. He enjoys fishing and camping and playing video games. Favorite video games are Halo and NCAA Football.