High School: Four-year letterman at Pinnacle High where he saw time at offensive line, defensive line and deep snapper for coach Dana Zupke...rated a five-star recruit by ChrisSailerKicking.com while receiving two-star status by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...ranked No. 2 deep snapper in the nation by ESPN.com, No. 5 by Scout.com, No. 7 by ChrisSailer.com and No.146 by 247Sports.com...received a 68 Scout Grade and listed as No. 23 recruit in the state by ESPN.com while garnering a 70 rating and the No. 46 prospect in the state by 247Sports.com...helped lead the Pioneers to a combined 33-13 record and trips to the state playoffs all four years...claimed All-America honors from Under Armour/Kohl's Kicking as a senior...named first-team 5A all-state and claimed a spot on the All-Arizona Team (all divisions) as both a junior and senior...handled all snapping duties on punts, field goals and PATs in each of his final three prep seasons, posting a perfect performance along the way en route to claiming first-team all-section honors each year...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll all four years...graduated in December 2012 and enrolled at Tulane for Spring 2013 semester.
Personal: Born Michael George Lizanich, III, on Sept. 29, 1994, in Scottsdale, Ariz...son of Mike and Dawn Lizanich...has one sister, Lauren...proposed major is business...chose Tulane over New Mexico.