Finis Stribling IV31
Speedster who brings great pure athleticism to the Tiger secondary … Enters fall camp listed at No. 3 at one of the two cornerback spots.
Brings top speed that impressed Mizzou’s coaching staff, with a school-record 48.01 in the 400m dash to his credit … stout defender for Independence High School and head coach Scott Blade, totaling 51 tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2013, as well as five blocked PATs and three blocked field goal attempts … picked up first team all-district honors after his final season for the Eagles … recorded 41 tackles en route to honorable mention all-district recognition as a junior in 2012 … invited to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star Classic following his senior season, as one of 88 players chosen from across the state … also participated in basketball and track and field for Independence … claimed the state title in the 400m dash with his school record-breaking run … also anchored Independence’s 4x400m relay to a state title.
Earned local recognition from Thompson’s Station for his Eagle Scout project, the construction of benches for a city park … chose Mizzou over interest from Cincinnati and Kentucky.