Coached by Hal Wasson at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas.
Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year after completing 139-of-209 passes for 2,291 yards and 20 TDs with 102 carries for 905 yards and 22 TDs in 2012.
Also earned 2012 Class 5A first-team All-State honors (AP), and was named first-team Super Team (Star-Telegram), All-Area first-team (Dallas Morning News), and District 4-5A MVP as a senior in 2012.
In 2011, completed 243-of-286 passes for 3,014 yards and 25 TDs with 9 INTs; rushed for 280 carries, gaining 1,400 yards and 24 TDs, leading his team to the state championship title; Was named the District 7-5A Offensive MVP, DFW All-Area Offensive Player of the Year (Dallas Morning News) and 5A first-team All-State (TSWA).
Recorded 1,761 passing yards and 15 TDs with 435 yards rushing and 7 TDs as a sophomore in 2010, and was named District 7-5A Offensive Newcomer of the Year and DFW All-Area Team Newcomer of the Year (Dallas Morning News).
Member of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Super Team third team.
3-star recruit by ESPN.com, 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Rated No. 21 Dual-Threat QB by ESPN.com.
Rated No. 137 overall and No. 4 QB by Rivals.com.
Rated the No. 16 QB by Scout.com.
Chose A&M over Kansas State, Baylor, Houston, Ole Miss, Missouri, North Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, and Utah.