|Year:||5th Year Senior|
|High School:||Booker T. Washington HS|
OREGON STATE – CAREER: Michael’s five-year career closed with 254 tackles, including 22.5 tackles-for-loss for the three-year starter … started 38 games in his career. 2014: Michael was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the Pac-12 Conference Mar. 13, 2014 after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the second game of the 2013 season … returned in time for spring drills and looked comfortable at his position … he started all 12 games at outside linebacker … 69 tackles was third on the team … tied for the team lead with 3 interceptions … returned an interception 35 yards with 1:38 left in the game to secure the Beavers’ 35-27 upset of then No. 7 Arizona State … forced fumbles and recovered a fumble against Portland State in the season-opener … also forced a fumble at Washington … one of four returning linebackers with extensive starting experience … named to the preseason Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List … named one of four team captains for the second straight season … earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. 2013: Michael suffered an ankle injury against Hawai’i that required surgery and ended his season after two games … registered 11 tackles, including two quarterback sacks in the season-opener against Eastern Washington … co-team captain. 2012: Michael started all 13 games … led the Beavers with 83 tackles … tallied season-high and Alamo Bowl game-high 11 tackles … 10 tackles at BYU and again the next week against Utah … registered three TFLs against Oregon … had an interception against Utah … recovered a fumble at Stanford. 2011: Won the starting spot at the “Will” linebacker during spring ball … played in all 12 games, starting 11 … finished the season with 78 tackles, second on the team … made two interceptions in 2011, against Arizona’s Nick Foles and Stanford’s Andrew Luck … registered 4.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks for the season … set a career-high with 13 tackles against BYU … recovered a fumble in the Civil War at Oregon … tallied 1.5 sacks at Utah. 2010: Participated in his first spring practice after enrolling at OSU during winter term of 2010 – greyshirt … played in all 13 games, making 11 tackles for the season … had seven tackles against Arizona State.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: Four-year varsity starter … ranked by Rivals.com as the 10th best prospect in the state of Oklahoma … rated the 21st best outside linebacker prospect in the nation, per Rivals.com … SuperPrep 34th best player in the Midlands (Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah) Area … 340 career tackles, including 130 as a senior … rushed for 1,299 yards as a running back for the ’08 season and led the state 5A ranks with 28 touchdowns, including two on punt returns … 106 yards rushing and 16 tackles in the state title game … Scout.com three-star athlete … helped Booker T. Washington HS to its first state title since 1984 … also played basketball and ran track in high school.
PERSONAL: Born October 25, 1990 … son of Latasha Wells … has two siblings, Gerard and Taylor … chose Oregon State because “I love how the coaches make you feel like family and Corvallis is a great college town” … majoring in human development and family sciences.