Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chaston Cuffee

Fr., DB, 6-1, 185, Cleburne, Texas (Cleburne HS)
(First name is pronounced CHASS-tun / Last name is pronounced CUFF-ee) … High-level athlete who will bring his considerable skills to the secondary at Mizzou … Rivals ranks him as the No. 54 safety prospect in all of the nation, while ESPN rates him as the nation’s No. 91 prospect at the athlete position … Was a dual-threat quarterback at Cleburne where he made plays with his arm and feet … Served as his team’s captain as a senior, and earned the team’s MVP award both as a junior and a senior … Also lettered in basketball and track, in addition to playing baseball as a freshman, when he led the team with the highest batting average … High school coach – Phil Young … Parents – Rodney & Eva Johnson … Lists hobbies outside of football as watching movies and hanging out with friends … Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and North Texas, among others … Was attracted to Mizzou because of the trust he developed with the Tiger coaching staff.