Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bud Sasser





BUD SASSER



Fr., WR, 6-3, 200, Denton, Texas (Ryan HS) 

A big-play talent who is billed as having excellent size, speed, hands and route-running abilities … ESPN.com ranks him as the nation’s No. 63 wide receiver prospect … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 67 wide receiver prospect, and by the same outlet as the No. 71 talent at any position out of the state of Texas … Was a prolific wide receiver playing in a spread-style offense, and helped lead his team to the state playoff quarterfinals in 2009 and a final record of 12-2 … Was an honorable mention All-State performer as a senior, when he caught 71 passes for 1,157 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2009 … Enjoyed an equally productive junior season in 2008, as he made 64 catches for 1,250 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns … High school coach – Joey Florence … Denton Ryan High School has produced several Tiger players over the years, including MU career quarterback sacks record-holder Brian Smith, as well as tailback Earl Goldsmith … Also stands out on the hardwood, as he was his team’s freshman MVP and later was his team’s co-offensive player of the year for the 2008-09 basketball season … Parents – Larry Sasser & Jackie Cox-Spence … Lists hobbies as playing sports and in general just staying active … Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State and Kansas, among others … Credits the family atmosphere at Mizzou as a major selling point, as well as the fact that he never felt pressured during the recruiting process.