HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named an area all-star by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... first-team All-Metro League Sound Division at both offensive and defensive lineman as both a junior and senior despite having only started playing football as a high school sophomore ... one of 20 football players from the state of Washington named a "red chip" prospect by the Seattle Times ... one of only eight high school prospects named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... named to the "Western 100" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... teamed with fellow UW recruit Vonzell McDowell to help Beach to the state playoffs in each of his seasons, culminating with a seventh-straight berth in 2006 ... team went 7-4 overall and 5-0 in league play in 2006 ... earned honorable mention all-state on the offensive side following his senior year ... also a standout basketball player who made second-team all-tournament at the 2006 state playoffs ... ranked the No. 18 offensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 2 overall recruit in the state of Washington by Rivals ... rated as the No. 32 offensive tackle recuit in the country and the No. 6 prospect overall in the state of Washington by Scout ... received votes in the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West" poll ... named the No. 13 prospect on SuperPrep's Northwest 100 list ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played for coach Mark Haley.