POSTSEASON BOWL GAMES 2012: Cal State Game (2.0 sacks, 1 fumble recovery)
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS 2012: First-Team All-Southern Section (MaxPreps), Lineman of the Year (Marmonte League, Ventura County), First-Team All-Marmonte League, No. 10 on Scout's list of the top-10 defensive tackles in the West prior to Signing Day 2011: Second-Team All-Marmonte League 2010: Marmonte League Most Improved Player
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL STATS/NOTES (RANKINGS) CAREER (2009-12): Played on both offensive and defensive lines ... 44 tackles, 7.0 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries 2012: 17 tackles, 3.0 sacks ... Team averaged 26.4 points and 377.7 yards of total offense per game (240.0 passing, 137.7 rushing) 2011: 27 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries ... Team averaged 44.5 points and 415.0 yards of total offense per game (232.9 passing, 182.1 rushing) 2010: Team averaged 42.4 points and 439.7 yards of total offense per game (258.2 passing, 181.5 rushing) 2009: Team averaged 41.4 points and 409.2 yards of total offense per game (191.4 passing, 217.8 rushing)
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS CAREER (2009-12): 4-time Southern Section participants (2 Northern Division championships, 1 Northern Division runner-up, 1 Pac 5 first-round participant) ... 3-time Marmonte League champions ... 46-8 Overall, 27-2 League (24-1 Marmonte League, 3-1 Marmonte League - East) 2012: Southern Section Pac 5 playoffs first-round participant, 6-5 Overall, 3-1 Marmonte League - East 2011: Southern Section Northern Division champions, Marmonte League champions ... Suffered only loss in California State Open Bowl in final game of season ... 14-1 Overall, 9-0 Marmonte League ... Ranked No. 4 in the state and No. 17 nationally by MaxPreps 2010: Southern Section Northern Division runner-up ... Marmonte League champions ... 12-2 Overall, 8-1 Marmonte League ... Ranked No. 11 in the state and No. 71 nationally by MaxPreps 2009: Southern Section Northern Division champions ... Marmonte League champions ... 14-0 Overall, 7-0 Marmonte League ... Ranked No. 4 in the state and No. 19 nationally by MaxPreps
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ESPN: Mekari comes across as a tough and physical football player ... Displays a good motor and adequate range and short-area change-of-direction. He is a solid wrap-up tackler and shows strong hands to be able to drag down ball carriers when he gets cloth. As a pass rusher he flashes the ability to attack half-a-man and also flashes bull rush ability.
Also played basketball and lacrosse in high school
Represented his high school at a leadership conference at Pepperdine
4-time Academic Honor Roll, Ventura County All-Academic and National Football Foundation Academic nominee