The 2014 class in the state of Missouri for football is loaded with D1 prospects, and looks ready to possibly produce on of it's largest number of D1 players this year.
One of another rising prospects from the Kansas City area is Raymore-Peculiar TE Scotty Schaffner 6'4" 215 4.6 forty.
Missouri is among the many schools recruiting him early. He spoke recently to ShowMeMizzou.com about he interest in Mizzou and his unofficial visit there.
"My day at Mizzou was great I got a lot of time to talk with Coach Hill and Coach Washington. They really have great facilities. I had a blast,"said Schaffner.
I asked his opinion on the Tigers football program and what he felt their interest level in him might be.
"My view on Mizzou is, its all going to depend if they use a Tight End in the future. It really comes down to what they (Mizzou) are looking for. I felt like I'm right there in the mix. I felt like I was one the bigger receivers they are looking at, and that they might like me putting on weight and being a tight end, which I'm ok with. I'll do whatever I need to do. I felt like I actually belonged there on my junior day visit. And I do like the fact Coach Hill talks to me a lot," he said.
Schaffner also went to Kansas this past weekend for their junior day and has a few more visits planned this month that he updated us on.
"I had a good junior day in Lawrence. They told me I'm in the mix. Coach Blasko was really straight up with me. that's what I like from coaches."
"I'm going to Northern Illinois on Wednesday to a spring practice. Oklahoma State is sending tons of mail to my school. My parents and I talked to coach Johnny Barr from there. He wants us to come down on the 8th of April. Then I am going to Florida Atlantic which is on the 19th. The news from them seems good.They talk like they are close to offering me. They want to verify height and weight.So, I'm excited. I hope it happens and gets this ball recruiting ball rolling, said Schaffner.
The talented receiver has worked very hard to increase his size and strength while working on his speed. He trains with Mark Simoneau on a regular basis and his physical attributes are catching up to his football skills.
Schaffner has great hands, good speed for his size, runs very good routes and does a good job of getting open and making plays. He also is a very good blocker, which will pay off if he plays TE on the next level.