My main goal in life, since I was six years old, is to play football in college and graduate with a degree like my father. He played offensive tackle for Oregon State from 1984-88. I believe that hard work pays off in the end and I am always trying to improve my game by attending spring/summer football camps and working out regularly to improve my size, strength, agility, and speed. I take a leadership role on my team by always telling my teammates to stay positive during games and getting them fired up before games.
At this point in my career, I am 18 years old, 6' 3" tall, weigh 210 lbs., and still growing. I am always the first player on the field to practice and the last to leave; there's always something to improve or new to learn. As a junior, on Varsity at Soquel High School, I was a two way starter at outside linebacker and tight end/wide receiver, and long snapper. I earned All-League First Team Offense honors as a tight-end. As a senior and co-captain, I again was a two way starter at outside linebacker, tight end/wide receiver, and long snapper. I earned both All-League and All-County Defensive Player of the Year honors this season. I was also an All-State Second Team Defense selection for medium schools as a linebacker by Cal-Hi Sports. My team went 9-3 on the season and played in two CCS Play-off games. I also participated as a linebacker in the CES Literacy Classic All-Star game in San Jose, CA on January 26, 2013.
As a sophomore, I ran on the varsity track team in the hurdle events and played JV football and basketball. I was Defensive Player of the Year on the JV football team. On the track team, my times improved through out the season and ended with a PR of 18.52 sec. in the 110m high hurdles and finished in 4th place in the Varsity Boys League Final and 7th place in the Final for the 300m hurdles with a PR time of 45.60 sec. I'm not participating in Track this spring, in order, to concentrate more on my academics and strength/speed training for football.
I want to find a college that is the best fit for me both athletically and academically. I am undecided at this time in my academic career which major I will study in college. I always think of this quote by an unknown author when I need a little inspiration or when things get tough, "Losers quit when they're tired. Winners quit when they've won."