Dual-threat athlete graduated early from Monessen High School in order to enroll at West Virginia in the spring of 2013 ... went through spring practice with the Mountaineers prior to deciding to transfer.
personal: Named 2012 Class A all-state quarterback by Pennsylvania Sportswriters ... 2012 Coaches/PFN Class A all-state second team athlete ... was a four-year letterman who led the Greyhounds to a 15-6 record in two seasons as quarterback ... completed 71-of-165 passes for 1,382 yards and 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions in 11 games as a senior ... also rushed for 613 yards and 12 touchdowns during his final season ... threw for 991 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 725 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... runs a 4.43 40-yard dash ... ranked No. 20 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 25 Pennsylvania football players list ... was also named the 2012 Greensburg Tribune-Review Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 ... was a two-time All-Tri-County South Conference pick ... was rated as a 3-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247sports ... Rivals tabbed him as its No. 19 dual-threat quarterback and ranked him 14th on its list of Pennsylvania postseason Top 30 players ... 247sports cited him as its No. 20 dual-threat quarterback and No. 16 Pennsylvania recruit ... also received offers from Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, USF, Tennessee and Virginia ... coached by Andy Pacak at Monessen.