Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sean Culkin


Fr., TE, 6-5, 225, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. (Indian Rocks Christian HS)
Athletic pass-catcher who should fit nicely in Mizzou’s spread offensive attack … Is known for good hands and being an excellent target in the red zone … Rivals ranks him as the nation’s No. 24 tight end prospect, as well as the No. 62 overall prospect at any position out of the state of Florida for 2012 … Caught 55 passes for 981 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior in a breakout season that saw him earn 1st-Team All-State honors as well as team MVP honors … Was also named a U.S. Air Force 1st-Team All-American after his productive senior season … Earned All-County recognition as a junior, when he caught 28 passes for 547 yards and 8 touchdowns … Also had 29 receptions as a sophomore for 522 yards and 6 scores … Outstanding all-around athlete who starred in basketball and track in addition to his football exploits … Was his basketball team’s MVP each of the last two seasons, and has scored over 1,000 career points, while he holds his school’s record in the long jump, 400-meter dash and in the 4x400-meter relay … High school coach – Mark Buchanan … Parents – Chuck & Sherry Culkin … Lists hobbies outside of football as boating, fishing, playing guitar, playing piano and basketball … Has played several years of AAU basketball, and played on Amare Stoudemire’s team which which placed 2nd in nationals one summer … Has been active in youth groups and has taken mission trips to Alabama, Nicaragua and El Salvador … Chose Mizzou over Miami, Fla., Central Florida, Kansas, Iowa State, South Florida, Rutgers, Ohio and Cincinnati, among others … Mentioned the family-like atmosphere around the football program as a major selling point, as well as the program’s sustained success.