Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Markus Golden

So., LB, 6-3, 230, St. Louis, Mo. (Affton HS/Hutchinson CC)
Talented defender who is excited to work his way to Mizzou, after originally committing to play at MU as part of the class of 2010 … Has spent the last two years at Hutchinson, where he redshirted last season after posting an impressive freshman campaign … Will have three years to play three at Mizzou … As a freshman at Hutchinson, made 90 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, to go with 5 forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions … Was a record-setting running back and linebacker at Affton High School before that … As a senior, ran for a record 2,264 yards and 30 touchdowns while also making 108 tackles and 10 sacks … His junior season saw him record a school-record 168 tackles and 16 sacks, while he also ran for 1,139 yards and 16 scores … Was his team’s captain each of his last two years at Affton … A skilled hoopster as well, who was named his basketball team’s MVP in 2010 … Junior college coach – Rion Rhoades … High school coach – Dan Oliver … Parents – Markus Eberhart & Rhonda Golden … Enjoys working out, playing NCAA Football on PS3 and hanging out with family and friends … Committed to Mizzou early in his high school career and never really considered other schools, and stayed true to that commitment over the last two years in junior college … Says that he came to Mizzou because he’s been waiting to play here his whole life.