Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Michael Boddie


Fr., OL, 6-6, 280, Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS)

(Is an early enrollee at Mizzou who is on campus for the current semester) (Last name is pronounced BAWD-ee) … A three-year starter on the offensive line for a very successful prep program, and he joins former teammates Tristen Holt and Braylon Webb (who were part of MU’s 2010 signing class) as Mizzou Tigers … Ranked by ESPN.com as the nation’s No. 79 overall prospect at offensive tackle … Earned all-state honors as a senior, despite having his season cut short by an injury, and earned all-district distinction for three years in all … Won 2nd-Team All-District honors as a junior when he helped lead his team to a 3A state championship … Gilmer also played in the state championship game during his freshman year, and reached the semifinals during his sophomore season … Also threw the shot put and discus for his school’s track team, earning all-district honors in the sport … High school coach – Jeff Traylor … Parents – Mark & Kathryne Boddie … An outstanding student who was a four-time academic all-district selection … Wants to major in engineering at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as hunting, fishing and roping … Was a member of his school’s FCA and FFA organizations … Chose Mizzou over Purdue, Kansas, Houston and Tulsa, among others.