HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons at Norco (CA) HS for coaches Todd Gerhart and Larry Baker ... Credited with 132 tackles, 10.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and a blocked field goal as a senior, despite missing two-and-a-half games due to injury ... Named team's Defensive MVP after leading the Cougars to an 8-5 record and a berth in the CIF semifinals ... Named first-team All-CIF Southern Section (Inland Division) following his senior (LB) and junior (DE) seasons ... .Named All-Big VIII Conference as a senior ... Garnered All-Riverside County honors as a senior and junior ... Elected defensive captain of the Riverside County team at the Inland Empire Classic all-star game ... Finished second at the pregame all-star combine ... Named defensive MVP at the Underclassmen.com Showcase ... Earned recognition on the Long Beach All-Nike combine team ... Played defensive end as a junior and made 63 tackles, 9.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries ... As a sophomore, he played offensive line on Norco's second consecutive state championship squad ... Also lettered one season in track and field for coach Wade Lockett.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Jared Koster ... Born: April 11, 1991 in Kalamazoo, MI... Parents: Bill and Mary Koster ... Has a brother, Joel, and a sister, Sarah ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning the CIF championship as a sophomore and playing in the Inland Empire All-Star Classic ... Lists NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include weight lifting, water sports and snow boarding.