High School: Was the Co-Defensive MVP in the Delta River league ... named to Max Preps' 2012 All-Northern California Football Team and to its Sac-Joaquin Section All-League first-team ... selected to the Sacramento Bee 2012 All-Metro team ... posted 123 tackles, including 86 solo stops as a senior in 2012 ... recorded one sack, two interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble in senior season ... had 10 or more tackles in 6-of-11 games, including a high of 20 against Pleasant Grove High School ... also caught eight passes for 87 yards and one touchdown and rushed 35 times for 271 yards and eight scores in 2012 ... had 126 tackles as a junior in 2011.
Other Notes: Was a state qualifier in wrestling as a junior.
Coaches Comments: "Jeff is a big, physical inside linebacker who runs very well and will bring us great leadership in the inside part of our defense. He is physically prepared to play right away. Jeff's a very good blitzer and will fit in well with our pressure package. He chose the Bulldogs over several Pac-12 programs and we are happy to have a player of his caliber."