Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eric Beisel

Fr., LB, 6-2, 240, Fenton, Mo. (Rockwood Summit HS)

(Last name is pronounced b-EYE-zul) A top in-state defensive product for Mizzou, ranked No. 4 overall in Missouri’s class of 2013 by ESPN.com and No. 9 by Rivals.com ... a two-time Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters and Missouri Football Coaches Association first team All-State pick at linebacker after stellar junior and senior seasons for Rockwood Summit High School and head coach Miker Bellers ... totaled 79 tackles in only six games in 2012, also recording two interceptions ... set school-record for single-game tackles with 24 ... ranked third in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s “Super 30” list of area recruits ... considered the No. 45 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... represented Team USA at the IFAF World Championships with fellow signees Chase Abbington, Alec Abeln and Trent Hosick ... took first team all-conference and all-district honors as a senior ... had back-to-back seasons of more than 100 tackles as a sophomore and junior, notching 116 and 100, respectively ... parents – David and Cathy Beisel ... participated in baseball for the Falcons, helping the squad to the 2012 Class 4 State Championship ... chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Nebraska and Arizona State, among others ... cited Mizzou’s beautiful campus and goal-oriented football program as reasons for choosing to be a Tiger.