Terry Beckner Jr.79

East St. Louis, Ill.
High School
East St. Louis
Height / Weight
6-4 / 300
Defensive Lineman


A physical, agile defender across the line, he has all of the attributes athletically to make him a dominant force on the defensive line as his off-the-charts athleticism is what appealed to the Mizzou coaches … An Under Armour All-American who is rated as the No. 2 overall recruit nationally by ESPN, checking in at No. 1 in the state, at the position and in the region … He is the top-rated defensive tackle by ESPN as well … ESPN and 247Sports each rank him as a five-star recruit … According to 247Sports, he is the No. 8 recruit nationally and top prospect out of the state of Illinois … Rivals.com ranks him as the top recruit in the state of Illinois and the No. 5 defensive tackle … Put up eye-popping numbers as a senior, when he accumulated 117 tackles, including 75 of the solo variety … He added four quarterback sacks and one interception in 12 games during the 2014 season … Tallied five games with double-digit tackle performances, including a season-best 15 stops (13 solo) in his team’s 27-7 win over Alton in October … Had offers from 20 Division I schools, including Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC … High School Coach – Darren Sunkett

Parents – Terry Beckner, Sr. & Jermaya White-Beckner … Has an interest in majoring in sports management during his time at Mizzou.