Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Michael Scherer

Fr., LB, 6-2, 230, St. Louis, Mo. (Country Day HS)
(Last name is pronounced SHEER) … A hard-nosed and athletic linebacker who plays with good instincts and is capable of having success stopping the run or dropping in coverage … Ranked by both ESPN and Rivals as the No. 8 overall talent in the state of Missouri for 2012 at any position … ESPN ranks him as the nation’s No. 20 prospect at inside linebacker, while Rivals slots him as the country’s No. 56-ranked outside linebacker … Won 1st-Team All-State honors each of his last two seasons, and was named his conference’s Player of the Year in 2011 … Was an Under Armour All-American as a junior when he made 83 tackles and had 4 sacks and 1 interception … Also stood out as a powerful running back, running for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior … Three-sport standout for Country Day, as he also lettered in basketball and track for four years apiece … High school coach – Josh Smith … Parents – Joseph & Dori Scherer … Plans to major in business at Mizzou … Chose Mizzou over Stanford, Nebraska, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Illinois and Iowa, among many others … Says that the team and coaches at Mizzou are like one big family, and that comfort level was a major reason for choosing MU.