HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-Midland and All-District 20-5A second team as a senior defensive back and returner at Lamar High in Houston (Tex.).
He played as a 2011 sophomore and 2012 junior at Centennial High in Corona (Calif.). He had 75 tackles, 5 interceptions, 9 deflections and 2 fumble recoveries on defense in 2012, plus 6 kickoff returns for 234 yards (39.0 avg). He had 18 tackles in 2011, but primarily was a running back. Centennial won the 2012 CIF Inland Division championship and the CIF state Open Division Regional Bowl (it also played in the 2011 CIF Inland Division final).
He also ran track at Centennial, with bests of 10.74 in the 100 meters and 22.86 in the 200. Current Trojan Viane Talamaivao also prepped at Centennial.
He spent his 2010 freshman season at Lamar.