High School: Four-year letterwinner as a pitcher and first baseman for head coach Kyle Craighead's Wylie High School Pirates (2000-2003).
• Helped Wylie High School capture bi-district as well as area championships as both a junior and senior, while also aiding his team in winning the Region I and II titles en route to becoming Region III finalists in 2002. Also assisted the Pirates in becoming regional finalists in 2003 as Wylie High School ranked sixth and 13th, respectively, in the state during his junior and senior seasons.
• Tallied a combined 34-13 career record on the mound for the Pirates as he went 15-2 as a junior on his way to capturing All-District as well as All-State accolades and collected eight wins as a senior on his way to garnering All-District and all state honors for the second year in a row. Also collected an unblemished 8-0 playoff record over his final two years with two saves and a 1.19 ERA.
• Boasted a career-low 1.08 ERA to go along with a career-high 144 strikeouts over 114 frames in 2002. Also fanned 114 in 2003 over 65 innings of work as he boasted a 1.53 ERA for Wylie High School.
• Selected in the 34th round (No. 1009 overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets. And again in 2005 selected in the 21st round (No. 648 overall) by the Boston RedSox
Attended The University of Texas in 2003-04 Head Coach Auggie Garrido
Attended Navarro Junior College in 2004-06 Head Coach Skip Johnson
Played in the Texas Collegiate League in 2004 and earned MVP of the All-star Game and Top Prospect of the League overall. 2005 got the chance to play in the Cape Cod League for the Cotuit, Kettlers
• Participated in the Angel Athletes Program and helped with Lions Club events.
• Pitched for head coach Corey Thornton's Dallas Knights (Dallas, Texas) during the summer of 2003 and posted a 7-2 mark on the hill to go along with a 1.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts over 60 innings of work to help his club notch a 46-7 overall record, claim the AABC State Championship and reach the AABC regional finals.