• Played at for head coach C.J. O’Neill at Cardinal Hayes High School.
• Helped lead Cardinal Hayes to an 8-2 record in 2009, and the 2008 Turkey Bowl championship.
• Nominated for the New York State High School Football Classic.
• Also lettered in both basketball and track.
• Placed third in the Catholic High School Athletic Association championship meet in both the shot put and the discus two years in a row.
• Son of Oneida Mendoza.
• Has not yet declared a major.