Mouchantaf is a beast inside for Blinn

Blinn DT Stuart Mouchantaf (6-4, 300) showed his versatility this past season, handling both the nose tackle and three-technique spots and that has some schools intrigued. caught up with the talented line prospect recently and he updated us on where things stand currently...

"So far, I've talked to the Arkansas coaches the most," Mouchantaf told recently. "I know that the Texas A&M and Houston coaches are coming down during spring ball to watch us and my coaches said I need to be ready because they feel I will have a lot of offers before the season."

As a freshman for the Buccaneers this past season, Mouchantaf managed to post 37 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and one sack while playing mostly over the center.

"I played mostly at nose guard this past season, but I played a little of the three (technique)," Mouchantaf said. "This year I'll play a little more of the three and that should help me post some more stats than I did last year."

With his outstanding size and athleticism, Mouchantaf is a handful for opposing offensive linemen and he's been hard at work this offseason on the finer points of playing the position.

"I have a 4.4 shuttle, so I'm quick for my size, but I want to get faster and I also am trying to get quicker," Mouchantaf said. "I use my first step to get through gaps quickly and I'm pretty good at stopping the run, but you can always improve your technique and make sure you are doing everything you can to get better."

Mouchantaf is a very good student, maintaining a 3.2 GPA so far and he was a full-qualifier after graduating from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. However, due to the fact that he had transferred before his senior season, he got lost in the shuffle.

"I was at Morton Ranch High School for a while and things just didn't work out there," Mouchantaf noted. "I guess there were some things going on with the coaches there, it was all in the paper, and I just didn't want to be part of that, so I transferred to Cinco for my senior season.

"When I was a junior, I was already getting recruited by Notre Dame, Miami, Texas and Texas Tech, but when I left, no one knew I had moved so I didn't really get recruited after that.

"When I didn't have an offer, I decided to commit to Navarro, but at the last minute I changed over to Blinn and signed here because it just felt like the right fit."

Mouchantaf can leave at any time, but plans to play for the Bucs this season and then wants to sign with a four-year program in December.

He will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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