First-team defensive lineman on 247Sports All-America team . . . second-team USA Today All-USA high school All-American . . . ranked 33rd player nationally on ESPN 300 list . . . ranked 43rd on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list . . . ranked sixth on 247Sports list of top 247 players . . . rated 21st overall on Rivals 250 list and fourth among defensive tackles . . . ranked ninth overall and second among outside defensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com . . . first-team defensive lineman on Sacramento Bee All-Metro team for 2012 . . . made 72 tackles, nine sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as senior in 2012 for Placer High School in Auburn, Calif. . . . added 65 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, ands two fumble recoveries as junior in 2011 . . . earned MVP honor for defensive linemen at The Opening elite combine in 2012 . . . played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and was credited with three tackles and a sack for West squad . . . played for coach Joey Montoya.
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