HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Student Sports All-American first team, Parade All-American second team, ESPN 300, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-CIF Inland Division, Los Angeles Times All-Area, Orange County Register Fab 15 and Riverside Press Enterprise All-County as a senior offensive lineman at Centennial High in Corona (Calif.). Centennial won the 2013 CIF Inland Division title and played in the CIF Southern California Regional Championship bowl game.
He was a 3-year starter at Centennial. Current Trojan John Plattenburg also previously attended Centennial.
PERSONAL: His uncle is current USC assistant coach Johnny Nansen.