NEW MEXICO: A promising defensive lineman who received playing experience in 2012 ... ... playing on the road at two Big 12 schools should help him handle the pressure of playing in the future ... expected to get a lot stronger in 2013 by participating in the offseason conditioning program ... has an opportunity to establish himself in the defensive line rotation with the graduation of two 2012 starters ... must continue to learn the scheme and improve technique to get on the field. 2012 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in two games early in the season to help with depth on the line ... assisted on a tackle against Texas Tech ... also played at No. 15/17 Texas.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team All-District performer in 2011 for East St. John and coach Phillip Banko ... finished with 49 tackles, 13 tackle for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery last season ... his performance also earned him first-team All-Bayou, first-team All-River Parish, first-team All-St. John Parish and honorable-mention All-State honors ... was voted outstanding lineman for a team that went 8-4 and reached the second round of the Louisiana state playoffs in '11 ... 45 tackles and eight sacks in 2010 for East St. John ... can bench press 330 pounds, squat 485 and has a 27-inch vertical jump ... a Rivals.com three-star recruit rated the No. 23 prospect in the state of Louisiana.