Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nick Demien





NICK DEMIEN



Fr., OL, 6-6, 295, Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland HS)

(Last name is pronounced duh-MEAN) … One of the most dominant offensive line prospects in the nation who is playing for his homestate Tigers … Has been touted for his outstanding technique, footwork and aggressiveness by scouting services, and is someone who goes all out beyond the whistle … Rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Missouri and as the nation’s No. 11 offensive tackle by Rivals, and as the nation’s No. 72 prospect overall, among all players … Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle by Scout.com, and as the nation’s No. 13 offensive tackle by Tom Lemming, while ESPN.com puts him at No. 17 nationally at the position … Won all of those accolades despite missing most of his senior year due to a knee injury … Recovered in time to earn an invite to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, where he moved over to right tackle, after playing left tackle primarily in high school … His team won three straight conference and district championships thanks to his efforts, which earned him 1st-Team All-State individual accolades as well as two-time 1st-Team All-Conference mention … Also an outstanding prep wrestler who took 5th place in the state championship meet in 2007, after being a state qualifier in 2006 … High school coach – Craig Collins … Mother – Leslee Demien … Uncle David, was a football letterman at Mizzou in 1975 … Interested in studying business/construction management at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as trap shooting and fishing … Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Florida State, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Mississippi, UCLA and Kansas, among a slew of others.