Brenner Clemons, a versatile prospect from Lee's Summitt, Kansas, is among many prospects that Missouri State is showing attention to. But the Bears are also just one of several suitors for Clemons' services.
"The schools that I have heard from the most are Kansas, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Central Arkansas, Northwest Missouri State, Tulsa, Missouri, Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa and South Dakota," he said.
With that long list, what stands out about Missouri State for Clemons?
"I think it's a good school with a solid football program," he said. "I have a few friends that play baseball there. My dad attended school there. My uncle played football there in the 80's," he continued.
Clemons has also been to the campus, but it has been a while.
"I have been through there, but it's been a few years. I'm hoping to get a closer look soon," he said.
Clemons may wind up camping with the Bears and learning about the program that way.
"I would say I'm looking forward to meeting the coaching staff, seeing the facilities and competing with the other recruits," he said.
Clemons (6-foot-2, 185-pounds) can play several roles, so he may compete with recruits at multiple positions.
"I have great versatility. I play many different positions. My primary position is wide receiver and wildcat quarterback. I am also going to play some secondary defense this season. My strengths are my great hands and my leaping ability (36 inches). I'm a strong runner that's elusive and hard to bring down. My throwing ability is a weapon that I haven't got to show yet," he finished.
Clemons helped lead his team to the Missouri 5-A championship. He was named Second Team All-State and First Team All-District. He had 960 yards rushing and receiving with 12 touchdowns on the season.