Fr., DL, 6-3, 300, Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood HS)
One of the state of Missouri’s top defensive line recruits staying in-state with Mizzou ... rated at No. 5 overall in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com and No. 7 by ESPN.com ... considered the No. 35 defensive tackle prospect in the county by Rivals.com and No. 37 by ESPN.com ... listed eighth in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s “Super 30” list of area ... defensive force as a senior for head coach Brandon Gregory, recording 98 tackles and 18.0 sacks, earning first team Class 2 All-State recognition from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscaster Association ... also earned first team All-Metro recognition from the Post-Dispatch ... totaled 78 tackles as a junior in 2011, including 11 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks ... also forced two fumbles ... honored to Class 2 All-State second team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association as a sophomore in 2011 ... also brought in 7.0 sacks as a sophomore in 2011 ... mother – Michele Lewis ... chose Mizzou primarily over Kansas State, but also had interest from Alabama, Notre Dame and Nebraska, among many others ... noted that the change to play for an SEC program that was close to home sold him on becoming a Tiger.