The Missouri Tigers rolled their one day camp tour into Springfield (MO) on Tuesday at Harrison Stadium with several hundred prospects showing up, including players from as far away as Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Texas showing up.
The day belonged to the underclassmen who showed up, with a pair of 2014 QBs being the headliners.
Edmond (OK) Santa Fe QB Justice Hansen 6'3" 200 is a 2014 prospect claiming a Mizzou offer. He looked the part of a D1 QB with his size, arm strength and ability to make all the throws asked of him. Hansen was impressive for a 2014 prospect, and you can see the ability that has many D1 schools showing early interest.
Bolivar 2014 QB Rafe Peavey 6'1" 190 came to camp to throw in front of Tiger coaches, and show why he already has offers from schools such as Arkansas, UCLA, Ole Miss, Boston College and others, with the hope of picking up one from Missouri. The athletic Peavey has a 33.2" vertical jump, but it's his throwing that catches your eye. He has a very quick release and a live arm that the ball jumps off his hand when he throws. He also displays very good accuracy on his throws. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers join the mix for his services in 2014.
Springfield Hillcrest had a strong group of players at the camp. None was more impressive then DL/RB C.J. Hubbard 6'3" 276lbs 5.2 forty, 28" vertical jump. I have watched Hubbard since he was a freshman in scouting DGB, and even back then you could tell he had above average potential in his limited play as a DE and RB. Two years later he has grown to defensive tackle size, but kept the athleticism and intensity which stood out on the field. His agility, quickness and speed showed in line and agility drills. He also worked out in running back, linebacker and receiving drills showing his versatility and athleticism. He looks to have a D1 future ahead of him and is worth watching this season to see how he progresses.
2015 TE/DE Hale Hentges 6'4" 215 4.9 forty 30" vertical. The talented freshman with a Tiger offer did not disappoint at camp. He is a very skilled big athlete who shows the skill and technique of an older players. Great hands in receiving drills. He executed all the drills like a vet and showed why he has so many colleges willing to offer him early including Arkansas, Iowa and Iowa State.
2013 Lebanon (MO) RB Brock West 5'7" 168 was the fastest player at camp with a 4.55 forty and combined that with his 37.6 vertical jump, showing out in the overall drills and at running back. It's no wonder he ran for over 1,500 yards for the Yellowjackets.
2013 Derrick Estell 5'10" 181 from Miller (MO) was another top performer and has amazing hops with a 38.5" vertical jump to go along with 4.6 forty time. Estell is a do-it-all type athlete who combined for over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving last season, and was also a top defender for Miller. The small school prospect has big time athleticism.
Springfield Hillcrest 2013 TE prospect Jonah Hill 6'3" 230 - 4.73 forty-31" vertical jump – probably stood out the most to me among the 2013 players at the camp. Hill was constant motion in every drill going full speed and showing a great motor. He is very quick and does everything with an intensity at a different level them most of the player who were they. He displayed very good hands in receiving drills. Hill already has an offer from Missouri State. He will play QB for Hillcrest this season. If he were a couple of inches taller I think he would have more D1 schools at his door. Still, he looks like a player some school will get lucky with.
Corey Murphy 2014 Willard DE/TE 6'6" 240-5.2 forty and 29" vertical jump. Murphy is a big,raw athlete from Willard who looks like he has potential that can be developed down the road. Good athleticism for his size. He looked ok catching the ball, but he probably has the most potential along the offensive of defensive line in college, as he has the frame to get much bigger.
Adam St. Peters 6'3" 222 4.9 forty 33.4" vertical jump. Adam injured his hamstring at camp and wasn't full speed the entire time. However, he gutted it out and continued as much as he could. He told me he is hearing from Tulsa, Missouri State and Northwest Missouri State the most. You can see why. He looks to have the good to be a successful college player. The question will be position for him.
Omar Stover 5'11"185 RB Bolingbrook (IL) 4.6 forty 32.6" vertical jump. Stover caught my attention every time I turned around. Just a very good athlete who did everything asked of him and looked really good in the running back drills.
Rashard Higgins 6'2" 170 WR Mesquite (TX) 4.6 forty 33" vertical. Higgins made the trip up from Texas and was among the top receivers at camp on the day. Not a burner at receiver, but a very fluid runner, who ran very good routes, showed good body control, athleticism and hands on the day.
Dakota Brake 6'2" 270 DT -26" vertical jump- Springfield Glendale. Brake came in after injuring his leg at Tennessee camp, but did not want to miss the Mizzou camp since he is a big Tiger fan. Brake has a lot of heart and is the type of player you want on your team. He gave it his all and didn't let up or show any signs of being hurt in drills. He has a great motor and encouraged all the other campers on the day, showing impressive leadership skills. Dakota told me that Missouri State recently offered.
Jordan Frazier 6'4" 230 Lighthouse Christian 4.9 forty 26" vertical. Jordan had a solid day at TE and got a lot of attention focused on him since TE is a position of need for the Tigers. He has good size and caught the ball well in drills.
Colton Owen 6'4" 190 QB Tecumseh (OK) 5.2 forty. Owen is a big QB who displayed a strong,accurate arm. More a pro-style passer then a dual threat. He has the ability to stand tall in the pocket and find his target, then deliver the ball quickly. He had good footwork and is getting recruited by some D1 schools.
Matt Boggs 6'1" 190 from Benton (LA) is an interesting prospect who attended. He is one of the top long snapping prospects in the country, who has excelled at various specialist camps around the country.
Other 2013 prospects who stood out: ATH Kyle Harbour St. Louis Cardinal Ritter, RB Devon Willyard Ford City (PA), Jordan Meyers TE/DE Elk River (MN), QB Matt Haack Ames ( IA).
2014 Liberty (MO) Mountain View WR/ATH Jaelon Acklin 6'0" 165 4.58 forty was the second fastest player at camp. Aside from the QBs and Hubbard, Acklin really stood out among the underclassmen with his speed,quickness, agility and ability to catch the ball in receiving drills. He ran crisp routes and showed great ability to change direction. He reportedly runs a 4.1 shuttle, which is no surprise after watching him at camp. He was a do-it-all player as a sophomore playing QB, WR,DB and anything else asked of him. He had almost 1,000 yards passing and 900 yards receiving.
2014 Max Oeser 6'3" 255 OL/DT Springfield Glendale was a good looking line prospect for the future. Oeser ran well, was athletic and showed a good motor on the day going hard in each drill. Definitely a prospect to watch over the next two years.
2014 Matt Rush 5'9" 170 WR Springfield Hillcrest 4.6 forty 33" forty. Rush played at Waynesville last year before transferring to Hillcrest. He was one of the Tigers top receivers last season in the slot, as well as a strong return man for them. Matt is super athletic and quick. He has very good hands and lays out for the difficult catch.
2014 LB Michael Tannehill 6'1" 205 Jefferson City (MO) Helias. Tannehill's 4.7 forty and 29.6 vertical is impressive for the soon to be junior linebacker. He is an intense player who looked good running drills.
2014 Springfield Hillcrest WR Darnell Green-Beckham watched camp intently. Darnell looked good and word is that he will likely play this coming season. He is every bit of 6'4" now and is sporting a broad set of shoulders these days, looking in good health.
Other underclassmen : Logan Lewis 2015 RB (4.59 forty) Springfield Hillcrest, 2015 WR Stanley Murphy Hillcrest, 2014 WR/DB Juwan Johnson Hillcrest, 2014 OL Jordan Green Webb City, QB/S Wyatt Compton North County.