Highly-acclaimed prep quarterback who will look to challenge for playing time after taking a redshirt season a year ago ... Showed during practice in 2012 that he has considerable ability and a good feel for the Mizzou spread offense ... Opens spring camp listed No. 3 on the depth chart ... (First name is pronounced MAT-ee / Last name is pronounced MOCK) ... Is a fearless competitor who has great arm strength and the ability to make plays outside of the pocket, thanks to his athleticism and quickness.
A Parade All-American and two-time Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year who came to Mizzou after a record-setting prep career which saw him break national records for passing yards (18,932), touchdown passes (219), pass completions (1,353) and total offense (22,681) ... ESPN ranked him as the nation's No. 16 quarterback prospect, as well as the No. 8 overall prospect at any position coming out of the state of Ohio for 2012 ... Was also named an All-American in 2011 by Sports Illustrated, in addition to winning the title of Mr. Football in the state of Ohio in the same year ... Led his team to a 42-8 record over four seasons, and Kenton finished as runners up for the D4 state championship in 2011, falling by a 48-42 score in the title game, despite Mauk's 421 yards passing and six total touchdowns ... An outstanding all-around athlete who was an All-District performer in basketball and was a state track qualifier in the long jump, 200-meters and 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays ... Accounted for 278 total touchdowns in his four years as a starter for Kenton ... Senior season stats include: 382-of-566 passing for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns, to go with 1,768 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns ... As a junior, produced 5,670 passing yards and 69 touchdowns, to go with 974 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns ... As a sophomore, threw for 4,550 yards and 46 touchdowns, while adding 660 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns ... Freshman season stats include: 3,309 passing yards and 36 touchdowns, with 347 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns ...
Parents - Mike & Gwyn Mauk ... Father was his high school coach ... Older brother Ben was a standout quarterback at Cincinnati ... Lists hobbies as hunting, fishing and video games ... Plans to major in social studies at Mizzou ... Chose Mizzou over Michigan, Notre Dame, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati, among many others.