Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tyler Gabbert





TYLER GABBERT



Fr., QB, 6-0, 190, Ballwin, Mo. (Parkway West HS)







A highly-coveted quarterback prospect who is billed as having a quick release and a compact throwing motion, which helps him make plays from all over the field … Graduated early from high school, and is currently enrolled in spring semester classes at Mizzou, and will be able to take part in spring drills when camp opens this March … Has displayed outstanding footwork and a solid pocket presence … Ranked by Scout.com as the nation’s No. 12 overall quarterback prospect … Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Missouri, while bringing in the No. 17 pro-style quarterback ranking nationally … Threw for 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2009, while adding two scores and 225 yards on the ground … Won 2nd-Team All-Conference honors in each of his last two seasons … As a junior in 2008, compiled over 1,900 passing yards to go with 18 touchdowns in the air, while he tallied 700 passing yards and six scores as a sophomore … Was also an outstanding baseball player who hit .370 as a second baseman … High school coach – Jeff Duncan … Parents – Chuck & Bev Gabbert … Joins his older brother Blaine – MU’s starting quarterback in 2009 – as a Missouri Tiger … Interested in studying finance at Mizzou’s renowned School of Business … Lists hobbies as fishing and hanging out with his family and friends … Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Iowa, Wake Forest, Oregon and Kansas, among many others.