|Hometown:||Seven Hills, OH|
|High School:||Walsh Jesuit HS|
Expected to take over starting role at Will linebacker after backing up Johnny Millard a year ago.
2012 -- Earned 42 tackles (24 solo) in first season as a Mustang ... season-high nine tackles at Wyoming, including eight solo stops ... also garnered seven tackles against Idaho State ... played in all 12 games, including one start in UC Davis contest ... notched tackles for lost yardage against UC Davis and Idaho State ... quarterback hurries against North Dakota and Sacramento State ... one pass breakup in Northern Arizona contest ... garnered three tackles and one quarterback hurry in 2013 Spring Game.
Wisconsin -- Played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2011, all in September, against UNLV, Oregon State and South Dakota ... named Wisconsin’s defensive scout team player of the week for the South Dakota game ... earned one tackle on special teams in UNLV game ... transferred to Cal Poly over the summer of 2012 ... expected to challenge Xavier Ramos as the backup to Johnny Millard at Will linebacker this fall ... a redshirt at Wisconsin in 2010.
High School -- Rated No. 131 at outside linebacker in country by Scout.com ... totaled 215 tackles, 3,100 rushing yards and 3,600 all-purpose yards in career at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ... two-time team MVP ... as a senior under head coach Gerry Rardin, named second-team all-state, first-team all-district and team MVP as he made 105 tackles, rushed for 978 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 237 yards and one score ... in junior season, was named first-team all-district and team MVP after scoring 12 touchdowns, rushing for 899 yards, catching 10 passes for 166 yards, including a 93-yarder for a score, and making 110 tackles on defense ... as a sophomore, named first-team all-district, rushing for 900 yards and 13 touchdowns in just seven games ... also earned letters in baseball.
Personal -- Son of David and Brenda Ontko ... worked four years with Christian Community Service and also worked with Cleveland Center of the Blind baseball program ... hobbies include lifting weights, speed training, hanging out with friends, playing the guitar and watching movies.