Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marcus Loud

Fr., DL, 6-4, 255, Houston, Texas (Wheatley HS)

Imposing and skilled presence for Mizzou’s defensive trenches ... the No. 27 strongside defensive end recruit in the country, according to ... additionally rated as the 76th-best overall recruit in the state of Texas by the website ... twice earned Class 4A All-District 21 recognition on the defensive line for head coach Cornelius McFarland ... tallied 78 tackles as a senior in 2012, including 10.0 sacks, to earn second team all-district and second team All-Greater Houston ... also earned second team all- district as a junior in 2011, recording 60 tackles and 8.0 sacks ... had 43 tackles, 11.0 sacks and three forced fumbles to earn first team all-district honors as a sophomore in 2011 ... father – Richard Loud ... mother – Rostella Byrd ... chose Mizzou over Michigan State, Mississippi State, Colorado, Iowa State and Texas Tech, among others ... also participated in basketball and track and field for Wheatley ... served as a captain for the Wildcats’ football and track squads ... plans to major in early childhood education at Missouri ... noted how much he liked Columbia, Mizzou’s coaching staff and the school’s academic reputation as playing roles in his recruitment.