Hometown: Redding, CA
Previous School: Shasta High School
High School: Michael played two years of varsity golf at Shasta High School. He also played basketball. His athletic honors include being the only freshman to travel in Shasta High School's golf history.
Personal: Michael is the son of David and Sheri Downs. His hobbies include music, art, computers, pictures, and sports. His career goal is to be an entrepreneur.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because in the area it's the best school. I also enjoy the size because it's a bit more personal."