HIGH SCHOOL — Rated among the top 75 prep prospects in the state (SuperPrep) as well as California’s fifth-best offensive line recruit by Tom Lemming, earning first-team all-city and first-team all-Westside honors by the L.A. Times. Advanced to 36th on Rivals.com list of the nation’s premier offensive tackle prospects after not taking up the sport until the ninth grade, and included among the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western One-hundred selections. Possessed outstanding versatility as both a run blocker and protecting the passer, recording 65 pancake blocks for an offense which averaged 250 yards per game on the ground in addition to not allowing a quarterback sack his junior or senior season. Defensively, credited with 10 tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks among his 55 stops, in addition to deflecting three passes and recovering one fumble. The multi-sport standout excelled as the starting center on the school’s basketball team as well as was decorated with all-city acclaim as a pitcher.
OREGON — Sometimes players need to be nudged before they realize how good they can be. Coaches feel he has the potential to be a dominant Pac-10 player at a young age if he desires to do so. Possesses all the physical tools in addition to his intelligence. If he chooses to step out of his comfort zone and push himself to a higher limit, there could be few defenders who could handle him. Gained enough experience as a true freshman to get a taste of what could be and now needs to add a little aggression to his natural talent.
2004 — Made appearances in four games as a true freshman, registering 20 snaps in his collegiate debut at Washington State before returning the following week for 27 plays against Arizona. Played extremely well at Washington State and vs. Arizona before concluding first year with 12 fourth-quarter downs at