Ben is a smart and physical linebacker with good instincts, which allows him to close quickly on ball carriers.
Four-star recruit by 247Sports.com ... ranked as the No. 1 inside linebacker in Washington and No. 18 in the country ... rated the No. 5 overall player in Washington ... an all-state selection by the Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Times ... a three-time first-team all-league linebacker while also being a two-time all-area first-team selection ... totaled 141 tackles, including 11 for loss, and four interceptions ... also saw action at running back and ran for 1,259 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior ... helped lead Sumner to a 10-3 record his senior year ... also a baseball player at Sumner ... chose TCU over Cal, Utah, Washington and Stanford.