Ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... ESPN lists him as the No. 92 prospect in the state of Texas and as the No. 60 defensive end in the nation.
High School: Played for coach Todd Dodge at Westlake High School ... Helped lead his team to a 14-1 record as a senior with the only loss coming in the state semifinals ... Wrapped up his final year with 15.0 tackles for loss, 71 solo stops and 101 total tackles ... Also added 11 sacks and an interception ... Finished his junior season with an 11-3 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals ... Had 56 total tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and an interceptions that season ... Also played as a sophomore, recording six tackles, one tackle for loss and a blocked field goal ... Chose Oklahoma State over Wisconsin, Army, Navy, Tulsa and others.