I hope to be a third-generation collegiate student-athlete. My grandfather, after whom I am named, played quarterback for Texas Tech while my father was a three-year starter for South East Missouri State University at fullback. It has been my life-long dream to follow in their footsteps.
I have always wanted to be a football player. From one of my first Halloween costumes to my first season playing pop-warner at the age of 5, I have loved the game. I have been very fortunate to come from a football family and have been around football my whole life as my father has been coaching football at various levels for the past 25 years.
After being brought up to Varsity as a 150 pound freshman to play middle linebacker halfway through the season at my 6A school, I had to play against much larger and older opponents. My hard work, relentless pursuit of excellence and desire as well as my success on the field at this level, let me know that I can play with anybody.
Academically, I am enrolled in the Academic Honors diploma program and maintain a 3.65 GPA. I have taken, and will continue to take, a number of AP, honors and dual credit courses. I have yet to take the ACT or SAT, however, my PSAT scores place me in the 99th percentile. I have a strong interest in computer programming and engineering and hope to pursue this field of study at college.
Athletically, it is my goal to earn a scholarship to compete at the Division I level at a College or University that can also meet my academic goals.
I am a hard hitting, side-line to side-line athlete with a relentless motor, a desire to be in on every play and I have a high football IQ. I led my team in forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, interceptions, and tackles as a Sophomore, at the Varsity level All if this, despite finishing a game after breaking my hand in the first quarter, missing one game due to that injury and coming back the following week to play in a cast during playoffs following surgery. I am considered a quiet leader as I lead by example and hard work.
I am looking forward to further proving myself on the field during my Junior campaign. Through hard work and off-season conditioning, I have put on muscle mass, gained strength, and improved my speed. I am confident that this hard work will show when am able to hit the field this season.