Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Taylor Chappell

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

A tough, aggressive run blocker and accomplished pass protector who was a 1st-Team All-State pick as a senior when he graded out at 96 percent and allowed no sacks while amassing 26 knock down blocks in 2010 … Did not allow a quarterback sack in his final two years of play … Came from a winning program that won two state championships in his four years, while coming in as state runners-up in a third, and reaching the state semifinals in a fourth … Is ranked by as the nation’s No. 53 offensive tackle prospect, and is also the No. 81 overall prospect at any position coming out of the state of Texas … Also won 1st-Team All-State honors as a junior when he graded out at 93 percent and had 22 more knock down blocks … Was a three-sport standout for Canadian High School, winning all-district honors in basketball two years, while also winning a discus district championship in track and field (also finished 3rd in discus and 4th in the shot put at track regionals in 2010) … High school coach – Chris Koetting … Parents – Jim & Sandy Chappell … An outstanding student who was a 1st-Team Academic All-State selection as a senior and who was an Academic All-District pick for three years … Wants to study sports medicine or physical therapy and listed MU’s new sports medicine degree program as one of many important factors in his choosing to be a Tiger … Lists hobbies as reading, watching TV and playing video games … Chose Mizzou over Texas Tech, California, UCLA, Arizona and Wake Forest, among many others.