ShowMeMizzou.com was at all the Missouri Tiger football camps in the first couple of weeks in June and we continue our series of reports on the top prospects who showed at the various events. The following is a notebook on the Kansas City one day camp that drew over 350 prospects, which will be followed up with an in-depth look at all of the top underclassmen.
The Stars Come Out
The Tiger KC camp was graced with the presence of all the top prospects in the area that the Missouri football program was recruiting. Lee's Summit West OL Evan Boehm 6'3" 290 looked to be having a blast at the even and followed it up a week later with a commitment to Mizzou.
Boehm, Steward, Pipkin and Lohn all spent a lot of time together and displayed a solid camaraderie during the day. Something they may take with them to the same school as the Tigers appear to be on the lists of both Pipkins and Lohn.
A couple of Oklahoma standouts made the trip up for the camp. Owasso (OK) QB Kason Key 6'4" 190 and Stillwater (OK) QB Jerame Littrell 6'4" 190 were thee and had solid performances. Both players have been evaluated by the Tigers this year and made trips to Columbia on unofficial visits.
Local 2012 stand out Tino Martin 6'2" 185 Ruskin, who already holds an offer from Missouri State, was among the top 2012 QBs locally who attended along with Blue Valley (KS) signal-caller Kyle Zimmerman 6'2" 185.
An impressive looking group of underclassmen QBs should up including 2013 Staley QB Trent Hosick 6'2" 219, straight off his Elite 11 camp, along with fellow 2013 QB standout Ryan Lee 6'4" 185 Grandview. Both figure to be sought after by D1 schools in the future.
Athens (GA) Oconee 2013 QB Connor White 6'2" 190 stood out on the day after making the long trip up from Georgia. White is also suppose to be a stand out pitcher in baseball. He said he made the trip because he likes the Tigers.
Weston Garner 6'1" 185 class of 2013 made the journey up from College Station (TX) A&M Consolidated, the same school as incoming Tiger freshman cornerback Ernest Payton.
An impressive trio of local 2014 QBs were at the camp in University Academy dual threat Dimonic McKinzy 6'0" 185, Park Hill's Clay Ford ‘6'2" 180 and William Chrisman's Dylan Cole 6'0" 185.
McKinzy and Cole both started as true freshman and put up impressive numbers. McKinzy has made several trip to Columbia and appears to be a fan of the Tigers. He is athletic and is also a top flight safety on defense.
Rockhurst's Jordan Walker was the top RB prospect in the 2012 class in my opinion. Jordan is just a solid combo of speed,strength and quickness at 5'11" 190lbs and excelled in all of the back drills along with agility drills. Jordan told me that Missouri talked to him about possibly playing cornerback or that they would be continuing to evaluate him as an athlete. The Tigers are full up at the running back position for 2012.
Harrison Dollins 5'7" 175 RB from Kirksville was a surprise on the day with his performance. Dollins is a very good mulit-sport athlete at Kirksville in football,track and baseball. He showed his 4.55 forty speed and looked good in position drills.
Quanzee Johnson 2012 RB Bishop Miege , Platte County RB Joe Brown 6'0" 185. Truman 2012 RB Jarred Baron and Washington (IA) 2014 back Alex Coker caught my attention. The young Coker looks to have a bright future.
2013 RB Josh Hill-Dunn 5'9" 165 is a talented PG in basketball, but showed off his 4.55 speed in camp.
No one could match Grandview 2012 WR/CB prospect Jaron Alexander's speed coming in at 4.35 in the forty. the 5'11" 165lbs Alexander is a great athlete who also sports a 36" vertical jump. He stood out on the day with his quickness and ability to change direction quickly in all the drills and especially the agility drills. Not sure what Jaron's college position will be. He could play either in the slot or at cornerback if he gets bigger.
Smithville 2012 WR Tyler Lamb 5'11" 180 4.55 forty, Bishop Miege's Adam Novak 6'2" 192 2012, Ankney (IA) 2012 WR Jordan Bauer, 2013 WR Craig Scott 6'2" 170 Park Hill South and 2014 College Station (TX) WR Riley Garner, younger brother of QN Weston, all had good day and will be heard from.
A talented group of offensive linemen attended camp on the day. Rockhurst OT Christian Eatherly 6'6" 270, with offers from Northern Illinois and Tulane, had a very good day, Eatherly said he was hoping to earn an offer from the Tigers and also is looking at local schools Kansas and Kansas State. Eatherly is tall with long arms and good footwork.
Blue Valley West OT Jake Fiene 6'6" 283 is another massive lineman who moves well and performed well during drills.
6'8" 295lbs OT Zach Hilsabeck from little South Nodaway (MO) was easy to spot. Zach is also the top basketball player at S. Nodaway and players center.
Clark County (MO) OT Tanner Ramsey 6'5" 310 is another small school player who impressed me. Tanner said he weighed in at 308lbs on the day and ran an impressive 5.08 forty time. The big man is light on his feet and showed a lot of agility on his part.
Others who stood out included Liberty (MO) C Jayson Zimmerman 6'3" 300, Aaron Bubb 6'4" 260 Lincoln (NE) Southeast and Lance Kloker Owasso (OK)
One of the most impressive underclassman overall on the day was 6'9" 270lbs OT Dan Skipper from Ralston Valley (CO) who despite his size seemed very agile and ran very well. He shoed very good lateral quickness and ability to change directions quickly despite his massive size. Dan told me he is also a pitcher in baseball. He may not be done growing.
While the best D-lineman at camp was on the sidelines, there were some pretty good prospects participating on the day.
Liberty (MO) DT Kurt Petroll 6'4" 292 has been in the weight room and it showed. In a year where there are an unusually high number of defensive line prospects in the state, Petroll hasn't gotten as much attention as he probably should. he is explosvie off the ball, has a strong lower body and plays very strong against the run.
Harrisonville's Travis Britz 6'4" 271 is in a similar situation as Petroll. Both had outstanding junior season. Britz also plays fullback in certain situations for Harrisonville. Good size, quickness and tenacity on his part. He stood out on the day.
Lee's Summit North DT Darian Holmes 6'3" 260 is another underrated Kansas City defensive lineman. Darian went hard in every drill and showed a lot of athleticism.
A group of defensive ends had good days. Lee's Summit West ‘s Chris Wiseman 6'3' 240 4.78 forty, T.J. Schieber 6'4' 235, Marcellus Corbin 6'3" 230 Truman and Matt Baltimore 6'4" 225 were the best prospects on the edge in the 2012 class.
Wiseman has an offer from Central Arkansas along with a couple others, but is looking to get a D1 offer. Schieber and Baltimore the same.
In the 2013 class Novis Cullom 6'3" 290 DT stood out with 2013 DE/DT Jamone Boyd 6'4" 245 among the underclassmen
Linebacker and Defensive Back
The star of the day at linebacker was Lee's Summit West 2013 Nick Ramirez 6'2" 230 4.6 forty, who has a Missouri offer. Ramirez is a unique combo of speed and strength in a MLB and can cover sideline to sideline.
Another 2013 LB prospect to watch is Jefferson City's Joey Burkett 6'3' 200 4.7 forty. Burkett is a champion in the pole vault.
Midwest City (OK) DB James Flanders 5'11" 185 and Wichita (KS) CB Christopher Walker 5'9" 165 were the defensive back standouts on the day along with 2012 S Will Harrington Lee'Summit North and 2013 CB Tyler Wrice from Papillion Vista (NE)
2014 TE/DE Peyton Newell 6'3" 245 Hiawatha (KS) headlined a talented group of underclassmen at the camp. Newell was strong in every event and drill.
A full underclassmen camp report will follow.