UNLV: A good-sized, hard-hitting linebacker that will look to compete for his first playing time this fall ... Last name is pronounced "por-SHAY."
2012: Redshirted season after joining team in fall camp ... Named UNLV's Co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Venice HS ... A two-year letterwinner under coach Angelo Gasca ... Excelled at linebacker and defensive end but also played some tight end ... Earned First Team All-Western League honors and was a second team all-city selection ... Helped the Gondoliers to a 10-2 record as a senior, after a 6-6 season during his junior year ... Recorded 70 tackles, including four sacks as a junior, but upped his numbers to 96 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior.
PERSONAL: Ignatius Donnell Porchia Jr. was born on Nov. 21, 1992, in Los Angeles ... The son of Delcres Jones and Ignatius Porchia Sr. ... Majoring in business.