A top contender for the regular designated hitter role in his second season in the program ... Also provides depth at the catcher position.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Redshirted the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT SANTA ANA IN 2011
An All-Southern California and All-Orange Empire Conference First Team catcher ... Played in 43 of 44 total games and started 42 of those ... Batted .302 ... Totaled 32 runs, 48 hits and 25 RBI ... Dons finished with a 30-14 overall record, won the league with a 14-7 mark, and advanced to the state final four.
AS A FRESHMAN AT SANTA ANA IN 2010
Attended Santa Ana (Calif.) College as a freshman ... Dons went 31-10 overall and won the Orange Empire Conference with an 18-3 record ... Posted a .337 batting average with 16 runs, 28 hits and 24 RBI over 27 games.
A 2009 graduate of Loara High School in Anaheim ... An All-Empire League pick as a senior, when the Saxons won the Loara Tournament.
Born Dec. 29, 1990 in Anaheim ... Parents are Isaac and Olga Recio ... Has a younger brother named Abe and a younger sister named Amanda ... Majoring in structural engineering at Revelle College ... Aspires to establish himself as a successful engineer after graduating from UCSD ... Enjoys working out and eating ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ... Favorite athlete is Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano ... Lists Snatch as his favorite movie ... Listens to Title Fight.