Highly-touted junior college defensive lineman who was able to redshirt a year ago and is now looking to provide an impact in his second year in the program ... Opens fall camp listed second on the depth chart at the noseguard position - the only spot on the Tiger defense where MU lost a starter from 2007 (Lorenzo Williams) ... Had some impressive moments during spring drills, and he ended the spring practice period by making a pair of tackles in the Black & Gold Spring Game.
Redshirted in his first year in the Tiger program.
One of the most highly-coveted junior college players in the nation who was ranked by Rivals as the nation's No. 15 junior college prospect at any position ... Ranked by Super Prep as the nation's No. 3 JUCO defensive tackle prospect, and as the nation's No. 22 overall JUCO prospect (any position) for the 2007 class ... Graduated from the College of the Sequoias midyear, and enrolled in 2007 winter semester classes at Mizzou, and participated in 2007 spring drills ... Came to MU with 3 years to play 2 ... High school coach - Josh Lowe.
Parents - Joe & Angela Maples ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Texas Tech, Louisville, Mississippi and Washington State, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Craig Kuligowski.
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