Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clay Rhodes

Fr., OL, 6-5, 285, Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley HS)

The No. 2 overall recruit in the state of Kansas according to Rivals.com, whose length and size translate well to line play for the Tigers ... considered the No. 73 offensive tackle recruit in the nation by ESPN.com ... anchored offensive line for Blue Valley High School and head coach Eric Driskell into the quarterfinals of the state playoffs as a senior in 2012 ... played for the state championship as a junior in 2011 ... picked by the Topeka Capital-Journal to its “All-State Top 33”... also selected to the paper’s Class 5A All-State squad on the offensive line ... earned first team All-State recognition from the Wichita Eagle ... parents – Randy and Debbie Rhodes ... worked as a peer tutor while at Blue Valley ... chose Mizzou over several major programs, including Kansas State, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oregon State ... plans to major in business at Missouri ... chose Mizzou’s football program for its academic opportunities, as well as his respect for its coaching staff.