Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chase Abbington

Fr., TB, 6-2, 205, O’Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt South HS)

One of the nation’s premier athletes, ranked inside Rivals.com’s “Rivals250” ... considered the No. 2 recruit in Missouri’s class of 2013 by ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... selected to ESPN.com’s “ESPN300” list of top recruits in the nation ... rated by Rivals.com 12th-best athlete in the nation ... totaled 939 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 2012 for Fort Zumwalt South High School and head coach Scott Fulton ... added 10 catches for 142 yards and one touchdown to lead the Bulldogs in scoring ... a first team all-conference and all-district honoree after his final high school season ... represented Team USA at the IFAF World Championships with fellow signees Alec Abeln, Eric Beisel and Trent Hosick ... rushed for 1,459 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2011 ... showed a nose for the ball on defense as well, snatching two interceptions ... mother – Amy Benlien ... participated in track for Fort Zumwalt South, earning all-conference and all-district recognition ... chose Mizzou over top programs around the country, including Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan State, Nebraska, UCLA and Arizona State ... plans to major in sports medicine at Missouri.