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Michael Scherer 30
Michael Scherer

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
Linebacker

Major:
Business


2013 OUTLOOK

A hard-nosed and athletic linebacker who plays with good instincts and is capable of having success stopping the run or dropping in coverage ... Will line up at the middle linebacker spot, where he begins camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart ... (Last name is pronounced SHEER) ... Changed his jersey number to 30 prior to the spring, after wearing 58 his first year in the program.

2012 SEASON

Ended up taking a redshirt year to help a nagging leg injury heal completely.

HIGH SCHOOL

Ranked by both ESPN and Rivals as the No. 8 overall talent in the state of Missouri for 2012 at any position ... ESPN ranked him as the nation's No. 20 prospect at inside linebacker, while Rivals slotted him as the country's No. 56-ranked outside linebacker ... Won 1st-Team All-State honors each of his last two seasons, and was named his conference's Player of the Year in 2011 ... Was an Under Armour All-American as a junior when he made 83 tackles and had 4 sacks and 1 interception ... Also stood out as a powerful running back, running for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Three-sport standout for Country Day, as he also lettered in basketball and track for four years apiece ... High school coach - Josh Smith.

PERSONAL

Parents - Joseph & Dori Scherer ... Plans to major in business at Mizzou ... Chose Mizzou over Stanford, Nebraska, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Illinois and Iowa, among many others ... Says that the team and coaches at Mizzou are like one big family, and that comfort level was a major reason for choosing MU.