Three-star Ohio high school quarterback prospect Maty Mauk has verbally committed to the University of Missouri.
This is Mizzou's first quarterback commitment for the 2012 recruiting class and likely the last. Missouri was focused on the recruitment of Mauk and top-rated quarterback Gunner Kiel for the last few months. With Mauk's commitment today, Kiel will probably look elsewhere.
Mauk is a 6'2", 185-pound gunslinger at the quarterback position. He enters his fourth season as the starting quarterback for Kenton, Ohio. Mauk has been nothing short of amazing in his high school career.
In three seasons, Mauk has thrown for 13,519 passing yards and 151 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 1,981 yards and 35 touchdowns. If he continues at this torrid pace, he will shatter national high school passing records in his senior season, making him the most prolific high school quarterback ever.
Mauk is a perfect fit for the spread offense. He has great accuracy and zip on passes (65.5 completion percentage in 2010.) He's also an athletic playmaker from the pocket, capable of improvising when protection breaks down.
He will have the luxury of sitting on the bench for a few seasons while James Franklin starts at quarterback. Offensive coordinator David Yost is known for his ability to develop quarterbacks. With Mauk, Missouri has a player who has excelled in the spread offense unlike any quarterback that they've ever recruited.
Mauk also fielded offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan and Notre Dame.