2012 Spring Camp Gets Underway as Tigers Prepare for SEC
Highly-touted line prospect who continues to develop in the Tiger program ... Is still learning the game, as he's only been playing football since his junior year in high school, but there's no denying the size and raw physical ability he's got that has coaches excited about his future ... Opens spring camp battling at right tackle, where he's listed at the No. 2 spot.
Saw action in a pair of games in reserve duty, seeing the field against both Southeastern Louisiana and also for the Homecoming win over Kentucky.
Continued his development and made nice strides throughout the year ... Saw action in three games in reserve fashion ... Changed his jersey to #74 in the spring, after wearing #67 the previous year...
Made his way to campus in time for fall camp, and he spent most of the year working on getting acclimated to the Tiger system and improving his conditioning and technique ... Did not see action in any games, but showed promising progress with his development throughout the season.
Was part of MU's February 2009 recruiting class, but was unable to join the program as planned, due to an NCAA clearinghouse issue.
A late get in the recruiting process for Mizzou who gives the Tigers one of the biggest and most highly-coveted offensive line prospects in the Midwest ... Was a bit of a late bloomer on the recruiting circuit, due to the fact that he was a basketball player primarily and didn't come out for football until late in his junior year in high school (played in only one game as a junior after being recruited to join the football team by the team's quarterback, after seeing him workout one day) ... Basketball skills have helped give him good footwork, which helps make him full of potential for growth as a developing talent ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 40 overall prospect (any position) out of the state of Ohio, and as the nation's No. 56 offensive tackle prospect ... Scout.com ranked him as the nation's No. 34 offensive tackle prospect ... ESPN.com listed him as the nation's No. 48-ranked offensive tackle prospect, and called him a skyscraper with very powerful hands who is a perfect fit for a spread offense ... Earned All-Conference honors as a senior as he continued to learn about the nuances of offensive line play in his first full season on the gridiron ... High school coach - Maurice Douglass.
Parents - Mike & Tisha Freeman ... Had numerous scholarship offers from which to choose, and eventually chose Mizzou over Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Michigan, Oregon, West Virginia, UCLA, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Oklahoma, among others.