What Scouts Say: "Former member of the D.C. United youth academy ... Might be worth an opportunity because he has the athletic gifts that you can't teach ... He has a big body and can be a handful ... Pretty good around the goal, but took a while to score in 2012 ... Not a worker and not great with his back to goal ... Looks like he has the physical tools, but it doesn't all add up ... Speed of play is poor ... Don't think he's a threat at scoring goals ... Just a big player ... Had few accolades and yet he was an attacking player. "
College: Played four years (2009-2012) for Ohio State University ... Started all 21 games his freshman season, scored three goals and added four assists. Named to Big Ten All-Freshman team and TopDrawerSoccer.com's All-Rookie team of the season ... Played all 20 games in 2010, starting 18 of them. Scored three goals and added four assists ... Started all 19 games of his junior season and scored nine goals for a team-high 18 points. Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Earned All-Big Ten First Team honors and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honors. Named team MVP ... Started all 19 games in the 2012 season, registering three goals and three assists. Picked up Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Ranked #87 in the nation among upperclassmen in TopDrawerSoccer.com's Dec. 17, 2012 ranking.
Prep: Graduated DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. Named to the first team All-Met (DC, Maryland, Virginia), garnered the 2009 WCAC Coaches' Player of the Year award, 2009 ESPN Gatorade Player of the Year Candidate. Scored 25 goals and added five assists senior year.
Club: Played for D.C. United Academy U-17s. Led team to MLS title in 2007, while his pair of goals in the 2008 SUM U-17 Cup in Spain helped United become the first-ever MLS academy to win the title.
Personal: Played three years for Ohio State with brother Parnell, one year older.