Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maty Mauk

Fr., QB, 6-2, 200, Kenton, Ohio (Kenton HS)

(First name is pronounced MAT-ee / Last name is pronounced MOCK) … A Parade All-American and two-time Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year who comes to Mizzou after a record-setting prep career which saw him break national records for passing yards (18,932), touchdown passes (219), pass completions (1,353) and total offense (22,681) … ESPN ranks him as the nation’s No. 16 quarterback prospect, as well as the No. 8 overall prospect at any position coming out of the state of Ohio for 2012 … Was also named an All-American in 2011 by Sports Illustrated, in addition to winning the title of Mr. Football in the state of Ohio in the same year … Is a fearless competitor who has great arm strength and the ability to make plays outside of the pocket, thanks to his athleticism and quickness … Led his team to a 42-8 record over four seasons, and Kenton finished as runners up for the D4 state championship in 2011, falling by a 48-42 score in the title game, despite Mauk’s 421 yards passing and six total touchdowns … An outstanding all-around athlete who was an All-District performer in basketball and was a state track qualifier in the long jump, 200-meters and 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays … Accounted for 278 total touchdowns in his four years as a starter for Kenton … Senior season stats include: 382-of-566 passing for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns, to go with 1,768 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns … As a junior, produced 5,670 passing yards and 69 touchdowns, to go with 974 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns … As a sophomore, threw for 4,550 yards and 46 touchdowns, while adding 660 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns … Freshman season stats include: 3,309 passing yards and 36 touchdowns, with 347 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns … Parents – Mike & Gwyn Mauk … Father was his high school coach … Older brother Ben was a standout quarterback at Cincinnati … Lists hobbies as hunting, fishing and video games … Plans to major in social studies at Mizzou … Chose Mizzou over Michigan, Notre Dame, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati, among many others.