Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at NIU for the spring semester.
High School:Started all four years on the offensive line for the Wolves. Named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association's all-state team following his senior season and was also an Academic All-State choice. An all-area and all-conference offensive lineman who was also named MVP of his high school squad as a senior. Served as a team captain as a junior and senior. Played on both sides of the ball as a senior, helping PRHS advance to the IHSA Class 6A semifinals. Selected as a Freshman/Sophomore All-American in 2010 and 2011 by MaxPreps.com. Named all-conference as a junior and as a sophomore and added all-area recognition his junior season. Part of Prairie Ridge's IHSA Class 6A state title team in 2011. Ranked as the 35th-best recruit in Illinois by 247Sports.com. High school teammate of current Huskie linebacker Sean Folliard.