Iowa WR Hopes Offers Don't 'Staggsnate'

Oskaloosa, Iowa receiver Steven Staggs has done all that he can do this spring and summer to bolster his recruiting stock. Now, teams are waiting to see senior film from the 6-2, 188-pounder before deciding whether to offer him a scholarship.

I'd like to play somewhere that throws the ball around a lot," said Staggs, a 6-foot-2, 188-pound rising senior whose recruitment has been slowed by his lack of junior year highlight tape; he was out for most of the season with a broken leg.

Staggs, who is also hearing from Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State in addition to an offer from Army, has been to MU twice and is planning to make it to a couple of games this fall.

"I like it a lot. All of the facilities are state of the art, the coaching staff all seemed really friendly," he said.

Mizzou, like others, has told Staggs it's waiting on some senior film before offering a scholarship. Barring any further health issues, it seems a safe bet he'll produce some eye-catching clips. Despite being a big wideout, he clocked a 4.43 40-yard dash and a 4.22 shuttle at the Scout.com combine in Kansas City. He's also very aggressive and confident, traits which have led some coaches to envision him on the other side of the ball – at safety or even outside linebacker.

"I think it would be fun to put on some weight and [move to outside linebacker]. I'd love to do it," he said. But it's hard to say because I've never played it before."

Staggs doesn't have any trips planned for any time soon and probably won't be narrowing his choices until some time this fall. Despite having the size and skills to be a major-conference college football player, is playing the waiting game, and that's been a bit frustrating for him.

"It is, because you see some other kids with offers who you're just as good as or better than, but I understand. They don't have any junior tape to go off of.," he said. "I'm in no hurry to make a decision. I would have liked to have it done before school, but that's probably not going to happen."


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