Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Morgan Steward

Fr., TB, 5-11, 185, Kansas City, Mo. (Staley HS)
Well-rounded back with great burst and vision who possesses an effective blend of both speed and power … Is a very versatile athlete who is a receiving threat out of the backfield as well … Comes to Mizzou as the career rushing leader at Staley (4,184 career yards, 46 rushing touchdowns), where he started all 52 games of his prep career … Led his team to a 13-0 record and a Missouri State Championship in Class 5 as a senior, rushing for 205 yards and 1 touchdown in the 35-21 win over Kirkwood in the 2011 Show-Me Bowl … Finished the year with 2,221 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns, while adding 24 receptions for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns … Was named the Class 5 Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Missouri, and was a unanimous 1st-Team All-State selection … Was a 2nd-Team All-State selection as a junior after running for 1,555 yards and 14 touchdowns … High school coach – Fred Bouchard … Parents – Robert & LeSa Steward … Lists hobbies as playing the piano, eating lots of good food, running, music, video games, reading the Bible, going to church and spending time with family and friends … Plans to major in business communication … Received interest from Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and Northern Illinois, among other … The family atmosphere between coaches and players was a major reason why he chose Mizzou.