2014: Enrolled in January as a grayshirt and will go through spring drills with the team after signing in the mid-year period.
A 2013 graduate of Antelope (Calif.) High School ... Was a three-sport athlete who earned eight varsity letters in football, wrestling and track and field ... Earned all-league and all-metro honors as a junior and senior and, as a senior, earned all-city, all-section and all-state accolades ... Was a two-time Lineman of the Year winner in his league ... Won the section wrestling championship at 285 pounds ... Recorded 22 pancake blocks in a championship game as a senior ... Earned the Academic Merit Award and was also on the Honor Roll ... Played on season at USAFA Prep (2013) after high school.
Born Daren James Echeveria on Nov. 9, 1994 ... Son of Sara and Matthew Echevaria ... Intends to major in business ... Enjoys fishing and sport shooting in his free time ... Calls Nevada his "dream school."
Polian on Echeveria
"Daren is an athletic offensive lineman who has a long frame that will carry more weight as his body develops. He displayed a toughness in his high school film that made him an attractive prospect to us. We hope that he will develop into a core player for us on the offensive line in the future."