Promising young lineman who will line up at center after spending a year in the Mizzou program ... Enters the spring season listed No. 2 on the depth chart at center, backing up incumbent starter Adam Spieker.
Strong pass-blocker who recruiting experts labeled as a "hidden gem" that emerged late as a Division I prospect ... Caught the eye of Mizzou coaches at the Coca-Cola all-star game in January ... Moved to Stephenville for his senior year after playing two years for Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla. ... Was a 1st-team all-district lineman as a senior at Stephenville, after starting for the two previous years at Santa Fe, where he was a two-time all-city selection ... Helped lead Santa Fe to a city championship as a junior in 2002, and to two consecutive state playoff appearances ... High school coach - Chad Morris.
Son of Duane & Dee Dee Dirk ... Father is the defensive coordinator at Tarleton State University ... Full name - John Michael Dirk ... Birthdate - June 30, 1985 ... Plans to pursue degree in fisheries and wildlife at Mizzou ... Chose MU over Houston and SMU, and also had interest from LSU and Kansas State.
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