Aggresive offensive lineman who plays with tremendous enthusiasm and is very good at moving along the trenches … Opened spring camp at No. 3 at the center position, but his versatility is one of his greatest attributes as he can play all along the line and opens fall camp listed as the No. 3 at the left guard spot.
Offensive line prospect whose aggressiveness and enthusiasm were important to Mizzou’s coaching staff … dependable mover in the trenches during his career at DeSmet Jesuit High School for head coach Pat Mahoney … named an Under Armour High School All-American, one of just 90 players across the country selected to play in the game … forced to the sideline for his senior season in 2013 and he began rehabbing to prepare for the collegiate level … helped lead DeSmet to a Missouri Class 6 State Championship playoffs semifinal appearance as a junior in 2012 … earned back-to-back first team all-state nods on the offensive line as a sophomore and junior… Post-Dispatch First Team All-Metro as a junior … considered the top overall recruit in the Show-Me State by Rivals.com and ESPN.com … rated as the No. 99 overall recruit in the country in the “ESPN300” … placed as the eighth-best offensive tackle prospect in the country by both Rivals and ESPN.
Parents – Craig and Annie Bauer … chose Mizzou over offers from many of the other top programs in the country, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, among others … Plans to pursue the pre-medical field of studies at the University of Missouri … mentioned his relationship with Mizzou’s coaches in being a determining factor in his recruitment.