HIGH SCHOOL—SuperPrep ranks him as the No. 3 player in the state of Hawai’i, the top defensive tackle on that list, and the No. 69 player in the Far West Region. Rivals ranks him as the No. 10 player from Hawai’i and he’s the top defensive tackle on the list. Scout ranks him the No. 85 defensive tackle nationally. His senior season, he earned defensive player of the year honors for the ILH (Interscholastic League of Hawai’i, the state’s private school league). ESPNHS named him to its All-Hawai’i team and the Honolulu Star Advertiser named him first-team All-ILH and second-team All-State. He earned honorable mention All-ILH as a junior. Kamehameha recorded a 23-10 record in his three seasons as a letter winner there, 7-4 as a senior, 5-5 as a junior and 12-1 as a sophomore, winning the ILH state championship his sophomore season and losing in the final game his senior season. Kamehameha doesn’t keep defensive statistics, encouraging players not to keep track of them, but the team allowed just 88.1 rushing yards per game his senior season. His top game was playing in the rotation on the defensive line as a sophomore and winning the state championship. In his senior season against rival Punahoe, he had two interceptions and a sack despite it being in a losing effort. He also played baseball and track and field on the junior varsity level before focusing on football.
ACADEMICS—He plans to major in Business at Colorado. An honor roll student, he has maintained above a 3.3 grade point average throughout high school.
PERSONAL—He was born March 1, 1994 in Honolulu. He enjoys body surfing, hanging out at the beach and working out. In a program through his weight lifting coaches, he has participated in community service, working with the Special Olympics.