February National Signing Period for football, soccer, field hockey and track
A December 2011 high school graduate, Shantz enrolled at Missouri State 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 ... Will spend his freshman season learning the ropes on the offensive line and providing depth at center.
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 ... Father played football at Arkansas ... Majoring in Construction Management.