Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Connor McGovern

Fr., OL, 6-4, 280, Fargo, N.D. (Shanley HS)

A talented line prospect with the potential to fit most anywhere in the trenches who helped his team to consecutive state championships his final two seasons … Was the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of North Dakota as a senior … Won 1st-Team All-State honors on offense as a senior, and won the same honors on defense during his junior season … Racked up 89 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles on defense as a senior, while notching 49 stops and 3 sacks as a junior … Played in an offense that ran a balanced attack, and is considered a strong run blocker coming into the college ranks … Caught the eye of Tiger coaches after attending Mizzou summer camps for the past two summers … Also lettered for his school in wrestling and weightlifting for two years apiece … High school coach – Steve Laqua … Parents – Keith & Rondi McGovern … Has family members from both sides of his family who live in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, and has an uncle who attended the MU School of Law … Lists hobbies as weightlifting, snowboarding, riding dirt bikes and wake surfing … Plans to major in agricultural economics at Mizzou.