The Missouri Tigers wrapped their one day camp road show up last Sunday in Liberty (MO) at William Jewell college, with hundreds of prospects from the Kansas City area, as well as players coming from as far away as Florida, Alabama, Utah, Texas and Pennsylvania.
TOP PROSPECTS WATCH CAMP
The top prospects in the 2013 class from Kansas City were at the camp, although most of them observed rather then participated.
Tigers commits Trent Hosick and Nick Ramirez held court on the sidelines with Rockhurst OL Zach Hannon, Lee's Summit West DE Jamone Boyd, Hiwatha (KS) DT Peyton Newell, Rockhurst DE Jason Nix, and Hogan Prep WR/CB Anthony Sherrils.
That group hung out and joked around together, having a good time and throwing a football around when not watching intently what was going on with campers.
Hosick is becoming a bit of a legend based on his play last season. Numerous younger campers came up to him during water breaks and at lunch break to tell him that they saw him play and admired him. Trent just draws other football players to him with his demeanor and ability. That will bode well for the Tigers in future recruiting efforts in the area and beyond.
TOP PERFORMERS- 2013
Hogan Prep's Anthony Sherrils 6'0" 175 WR/CB was the fastest man at camp with his blazing 4.38 forty time. The skilled Sherrils also sports a 37" vertical jump. As I have said in the past, he reminds me of a bigger version of Anthony Pierson. At this point it appears that the Tigers would like to use Sherrils incredible speed at cornerback. However, he is very dangerous with the ball in his hands both catching it and running with it.
Local prospect Eric Greely, a 6'0" 177 cornerback from Liberty, did a great deal to help his cause with recruiting. Greely ran a 4.53 forty and jumped 37.8" while excelling in every drill him participated in. He showed very good hands in receiving drills, and great quickness and agility. Greely told me that he is hearing from Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa at the moment. I have seen Greely play and his stock will certainly rise after a camp like this.
Maliek Collins 6'2" 275lbs 4.8 forty 30" vertical caught the attention of everyone with his performance at the camp. Collins was the top 2013 defensive lineman who participated in the full camp. Collins is another prospect who helped himself at the camp.
Joe Bean 6'0" 185 S Hooker (OK) 4.58 forty and 36.7 vertical jump. Bean jumped out at you looking the part of a good athlete, and did his job of showing it on the field. The athletic Bean ran a 4.48 the previous day at Oklahoma State camp. Bean, who has offers from Wyoming, San Diego State and New Mexico, plays QB on offense for his high school and passed for over 1,700 yards and rushed for 1,280 yards and 10 TDs. He also recorded 117 tackles with 2 INTs at safety.
Dawson Bassett 6'4"205 TE/DE Tuttle (OK) 4.66 forty 33" vertical jump did everything asked of him on the day. Bassett plays OLB/WR at Tuttle, so it was no surprise he showed good hands as a receiver. He stood out all day long in every drill he participated in.
Craig Scott 6'1" 170 WR Park Hill South 4.56 forty 34.4 vertical jump continues to impress at every camp or combine he attends. Scott was one of the top performers at the Elite Football Combine back in February, so it was no surprise that he was the top 2013 receiver at camp on the day. He had recently run a sub 4.5 at the NUC in Kansas City back in May. Scott just catches everything that comes his way.
Lee's Summit West S Brandon Miller 6'1' 182 4.54 fort and 32" vertical had an impressive all around day. Miller was perfect in the receiving drills showing great hands. It's no wonder he will play cornerback this season giving his speed, athleticism and ball skills he displayed.
Rockhurst LB Tony Lashley 6'1" 217 4.7 forty 33" vertical was no surprise on the day. Lashley was another Elite Football Combine participate back in February who showed then what he did on Sunday. In a year dominated by great linebacker prospects, Lashley has been a little overlooked. However, some D1 school is going to get a heck of a linebacker for the future.
2013 ATH Hunter Atyia 5'9" 170 from Tulsa (OK) Union was among the fastest players there on the day with a 4.44 forty and also jumps 32.5 inches in the vertical. Atyia plays QB from Union, but will have to play DB or WR in college.
A pair of Lincoln (NE) Southeast athletes showed well at the Tiger camp. WR/CB Devonta Madlock 5'7" 153 ran 4.44 and vertical jumped 38.6 " while teammate Najee Jackson 5'9" 170 QB/S ran a 4.57 and jumped 36 inches while being among the better athletes there on the day.
North Kansas City also had a pair of teammates on the day who stood out. 2013 CB/S Marcus Jones 5'11" 175 4.5 forty 33" vertical and Jason Mulvaney RB 5'10" 176 4.56 31" vertical represented their school well.
Lee's Summit West OG Kyle Morrison 6'2" 275 5.5 forty 27'6 vertical stood out among the 2013 offensive lineman.
2013 QB TJ Lefever 6'1" 185 was the top 2013 signal caller who participated on the day. Lefever made the trip across the state from Warrenton (MO) and ran a 4.8 forty and vertical jumped 36.1". Lefever was also the top QB in his class at the Elite Football Combine.
Others Who Stood Out: RB Demetric Dinwiddie Truman, RB Jurrell Green St. Joseph Lafayette, Trey Ervin RB Blue Springs South, Pat Miller LB Thorndale (TX), Frankie Davis DE Broken Arrow (OK), Nick Mills Tuttle (OK), Austin Francis QB Salisbury.
It looked like half the Lee's Summit West Titans football team showed up at one point as I was talking to prospects at the camp. While that wasn't the case, they had their most talented prospects in attendance on the day.
2014 cornerback Logan Cheadle 5'10" 160 ran a 4.41 and vertical jumped 37" while showing a quickness and footwork that matched his blazing speed. Cheadle started as a sophomore for the Titans, and is also a track standout in the sprints. He has very good instincts, ball and cover skills as a cornerback. His speed and athleticism make up for his lack of height, but he will need to get bigger.
Lee's Summit West 2014 WR/DB Monte Harrison 6'2" 185 4.6 forty 38" vertical is a dual sport standout in football and basketball. Harrison camped recently at Mizzou's basketball camp, and was among the top receivers at the camp on the day.
2015 RB Ryan Williams 5'10" 171 and 2014 QB Thomas Ganaden 6'5" 207 give the Titans a bright offensive future.
Williams ran a 4.51 forty and jumped 33 inches, while showing the athleticism that he displayed in his 100 yard kick off return against Staley last season.
Ganaden runs a 4.9 forty and 28" vertical. The multi-sport athlete also excels in baseball and basketball. He needs work on some of his technique, but he has the tools to be a very good QB prospect as he continues to develop.
Big Evan Martin 6'3" 275lbs 5.2 forty 25" vertical, son of former Tiger Steve Martin was among the top underclassmen line prospects at camp. Martin moves well for his size,runs well and has pretty good agility.
Another Titan player to watch will be DE Dale Brown 6'4" 228 5.1 forty 30" vertical jump.
The top out-of-state underclassmen QB prospect was Broken Arrow (OK) Coleman Key 6'5" 209. Key threw on the day but did not work out in drills. Key certainly looks the part with his size, arm and technique throwing the ball. However, he has never started a down as a varsity QB, so there is a big unknown about his game skills. His older brother Kason was recruited by Missouri and made unofficial visits to the Tigers. Coleman is creating a buzz with his appearance at various camps.
There was a very good crop of young running backs at the camp.
Winnetonka 2014 RB Aaron Mends 6'0" 195lbs 4.58 forty 36.4" vertical is the real deal at running back. Mends was at the Elite Football Combine back in February, and was one of the top prospects and testers there. Mends combines power and elusiveness along with good speed. He is also a talented defensive prospect.
Fellow Winnetonka RB Marquis Doherty 6'1'180 is a 2015 transfer from Rockhurst. Doherty has a bright future. He ran a 4.53 forty and vertical jumps 35" while having good footwork, agility and quickness. He looked good in all his drills.
Staley lost Missouri Tiger Morgan Steward to graduation, but they have a pair of speedy running backs to take his place this season. Brothers Kahluna (2015) and Faizol Bouchard (2016) are small, but extremely quick and speedy back who are tough to catch. Kahluna 5'5" 145 4.54 forty 31" vertical will play fullback this year. Faizol 5'6" 150 will only be a freshman this season, but plays beyond his year and has outstanding athleticism running a 4.51 and vertical jumping 35.5" at his young age. Faizol recently ran a 4.46 at the Kansas City NUC combine, and both are Show-Me Combine alums.
Staley 2014 DE Dennis McKinney 6'3" 250 4.9 forty is a prospect that is still growing and has good athleticism for his size. He is expected to start on the Staley D-line this year.
Blue Spring South has a pair of 2014 standout attend.
6'6" 218lbs TE Kendall Blanton was easy to spot towering over most players at the camp. While he ran a 4.9 forty and jumped 29inches, Blanton, who is also a basketball player, showed very good hands on the day. He caught every pass I saw thrown his way, including in the gauntlet where a receiver runs the length of the field side ways and must turn and catch passes from QBs on both sides.
LB prospect Josh Watson 6'1" 205 4.7 forty 32.7 vertical is a nice looking athlete who also stood out.
2014 Gary Starr 6'4" 240 KC Center 5.5 forty 30" vertical is an athletic lineman.
2014 LB/DE prospect Jesse Eggers 6'4" 205 4.8 forty 30" vertical jump is a nice looking prospect who excelled as a sophomore for Platte County.
2014 Raymore Peculiar WR Scott Schaffner 6'4" 191 4.7" forty 33" vertical came to Mizzou camp directly from camp at Central Missouri. Schaffner stood out in February at Elite Football Combine. He continued to show his skills both at UCM ,who coaches there too notice, and at the Tiger camp. The big target has good athletes and really good hands.
2015 QB Drew Lock 6'2" 170 from Lee's Summit was among the top young QBs at the camp. Lock's Dad is former Missouri Tiger lineman Andy Lock. Drew is an outstanding athlete that could wind up a D1 prospect in both football and basketball. He has really nice skills on the court. He also threw the ball very well. He has a strong,accurate arm and gets nice velocity on his passes as the ball flies off his hand.
St. Joseph Central 2014 QB Jacob Kaiser 5'11" 170 was another good looking young QB who showed good skills and arm strength.
Blue Spring twins Carlos and Kahlil Davis are a pair of 2015 lineman to watch for. Carlos 6'2" 235 and Kahlil 6'1" 225 ran identical 5.1 forty and 31" verticals. Carlos is a DL who is also a track standout.
Other Underclassmen Who Stood Out: 2015 LB Jimmy Dixon Rockhurst, 2014 TE Adam Roe 6'4" 200,2014 RB Cullen Ralph Centralia, 2016 L Dash Hinkle