February National Signing Period for football, soccer, field hockey and track
A promising young offensive lineman in his second season in the program, Shantz will push regular center Robert Booker this fall and get valuable reps.
2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for game at Northern Iowa (11/17/12) ... A December 2011 high school graduate, Shantz enrolled at MSU in the spring of 2012 and participated in spring workouts for the Bears ... Made the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester.
High School: Three-year starter at guard and center for Coach Joel Heman at Glendale High in Springfield ... Led team to an 8-2 overall record, district title (5-0) and Ozark Conference runner-up (6-1) finish in 2011 as a standout center ... Was a second-team Class 5 all-state pick as a senior as well as all-conference, all-district and All-Ozarks honoree.
Personal: Clayton Riley Shantz was born 7/4/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Joe and Debbie Shantz of Springfield ... Has a brother, Ben ... His father, Joe, played football at Arkansas ... Majoring in Administrative Management.