Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Darvin Ruise


Fr., DB, 6-2, 220, Glen St. Mary, Fla. (Baker County HS)

(Last name is pronounced RUE-iss) … Versatile talent who has an exciting combination of size, speed and athletic ability to fit at a number of different positions at the collegiate level … Ranked by as one of the top-100 talents to come out of the talent-rich state of Florida, and also as nation’s No. 70 overall athlete prospect … Was a two-way standout for Baker County, playing quarterback and safety primarily … Helped lead his squad to a district championship in a sudden-death tiebreaker playoff system … Won numerous regional and statewide awards for his play as a senior in 2009, which included over 600 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns and 4 receiving touchdowns on offense, to go with 3 interceptions playing on defense … As a junior, had 5 interceptions and added 93 tackles, while contributing offensively with over 600 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground … High school coach – Bobby Johns … Parents – Chris Okeibunor & Marie Ruise … Interested in studying in Mizzou’s School of Business … Lists hobbies as music, hunting and playing musical instruments … Chose Mizzou over Tennessee, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and East Carolina, among others, and was very impressed with the family atmosphere, as well as the student support at Tiger games as things which stood out about his choosing MU.