Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Josh Augusta

Fr., DL, 6-4, 300, Peoria, Ill. (Peoria HS)

Highly-touted defensive lineman who also showed his skills at tight end for Peoria High School and head coach Tim Thornton ... rated No. 161 in’s “ESPN300” list of top recruits in the nation and was ranked the seventh-best recruit in Illinois’ class of 2013 by the website ... rated as the No. 9 recuit in Illinois’ class of 2013 by ... selected to the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Game ... named First Team Class 5A All-State at tight end and defensive line by the Illinois Football Coaches Association as a senior in 2012 ... two-time Peoria Journal-Star All-Area honoree ... recorded six sacks in his final Lion season ... considered the No. 16 defensive tackle in the country by and No.

29 by ... earned letters in track & field as a sophomore and junior for the Lions, claiming the 2012 Class 2A shot put championship with a throw of 61-05.75 ... played basketball as a junior ... chose Mizzou over several prominent programs, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, California, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma ... mother – Kenna Lewis ... plans to enroll in the College of Architecture ... cited Mizzou’s coaching staff and the University of Missouri’s academic reputation as reasons for deciding to be a Tiger.