Missouri Team Camp #2 Report

The Missouri Tigers hosted an even bigger second team camp to wind up their one day and team camps for 2013 featuring a large number of prospects who turned out to get instruction and get seen by the Missouri coaching staff for possibly recruitment. Another detailed big report here.

On Saturday, June 15th, Missouri wrapped up their final camp of 2013 with the conclusion of their second team camp. Several hundred campers were in attendance, bringing the total attendance for this year’s Missouri camps to well over a thousand.

Teams that were in attendance included Bowling Green, East St. Louis, Francis Howell, Francis Howell North, Lebanon, Oakville, St. Joseph Central, Troy-Buchanan, Warrenton, and Wentzville-Holt. In addition, there were a good many individuals who comprised a pair of Renegade teams for this final camp of the season.

Missouri’s second team camp was well-attended by individual prospects from near and far, including central Missouri, as well as New Jersey, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, as well as Texas and New Mexico.

The highlights of this team camp included the first appearance in years at a Missouri team camp for the East St. Louis Flyers, and the fairly large number of quality 2014-2016 prospects who attended as individuals.

First on my list is Coach Darren Sunkett’s Flyers, featuring 2014 Missouri DB commit Greg Taylor 5'11" 180, and Missouri offers, 2015 defensive lineman Terry Beckner 6’4” 270, and 2015 RB Nate Strong 6’1” 201. The Flyers also featured impressive overall team speed, as well as a number of other D-1 prospects, including 2014 WR/DB Treevon Prater 6’2” 180 East St. Louis (IL).

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Following a long Friday at Missouri that included three padded practices, including scrimmages, Coach Sunkett called the Missouri Team Camp, “a great camp!”

There were individual prospects aplenty, many of whom joined the Renegade Tigers for a single practice, a single day, or for the duration of camp. Here’s a run-down of some of the individuals who caught my eye.

Early in camp, 2014 DE Jonathan Bonner 6’4” 250 Chesterfield (MO) Parkway Central came in and showed well. The following day, Bonner informed ShowMeMizzou.com that his work at camp had earned him a Missouri offer.

Another talented player who made a quick appearance at camp was 2014 QB Kilton Anderson 6’3” 205 Sammamish (WA) Skyline, who appears to be on Missouri’s short list of QB prospects for this year. Anderson’s very athletic, and possesses a strong arm.

Oseland

A pair of 2015 prospects from Sacred Heart-Griffin in Springfield (IL) made a quick, but impressive, showing at camp, including OL Quinn Oseland 6’6” 305, and TE/DE Michael Zeigler 6’3” 215.

An athletic-looking 2014 offensive line prospect, Nick Allen 6’5” 253 Belleville (IL) West, returned as an individual for the padded camp. Allen appears to possess the physical ability to play some college football.

A trio of 2014 prospects each traveled some distance to have the Missouri staff take a look at them. A very accomplished high school player, 2014 QB Luke Manning 6’0” 175 Sevierville (TN) passed for 2311 yards and 29 TDs in leading his Sevier County team to the District 2-AAA championship last season. He accounted for 447 total yards and 5 TDs in the championship game. Manning performed well in camp. From Tuttle (OK) came TE/DE Nick Mills 6’5” 215, and from Portales (NM) came OL Joe Cicero 6’3” 250.

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One individual camper who quickly caught my eye was 2014 WR Taylor Jackson 6’2” 185 Texarkana (TX), who has the physical appearance of a major college receiver. Throughout the three-day camp, Manning and Jackson began to develop chemistry. In the end, Jackson received MVP recognition. A pair of 2014 offensive line prospects came in as individuals from just north of Kansas City, including Jacob Francis 6’4’ 275 Liberty (MO) and Tyler Stiff 6’4” 300 Liberty (MO), each of whom appear to be legitimate D-1 prospects. From St. Louis came 2015 OL prospect Max Kavy 6’3’ 250 St. Louis University High. Kavy is an athletic college prospect who just needs to continue in the weight room to improve his prospect profile. A high school defensive lineman, 2014 LB prospect Noa Merritt 6’1” 243 pounds 4.83-forty Sparta (NJ) Pope John worked exclusively at the middle LB position, where he received individual instruction under the watchful eye of Missouri assistant Dave Steckel. He’s very strong against the run, and he showed improvement during camp with his drops. Another LB prospect, this one with Missouri ties, worked throughout camp at an outside linebacker spot, and he came away with MVP honors. Miles Johnson 5’10” 200 Spring (TX), the younger brother of Missouri sophomore corner David Johnson, is familiar with Missouri, and he would love to play on the same team with David. An impressive-looking lefty, 2016 QB Quint Scoufos 6’4” 215 Sallisaw (OK) is a multi-sport athlete who showed a strong arm to go along with his more than adequate size. He managed to hook up in the passing game with another high level 2016 prospect, WR Harry Ballard 6’2’ 180 Florissant (MO) McCluer North, a mega-talent who displayed unique receiving abilities. Accompanying Scoufos was 2014 K/P Sinue Rodriguez 5’8’ 150 Sallisaw (OK), who Scoufos said is the “top kicker in Oklahoma”. Another exciting individual prospect who earned MVP honors was 2015 DB Maxwell Howell 6’1” 180 West Palm Beach (FL) Palm Beach Lakes. This talented youngster has safety size along with corner cover skills, and is on pace to graduate in December of 2014. He ran a 10.88-second 100 meters this spring, is an excellent student, and comes from a great family. In addition, he told me that Mizzou is where he wants to go to school. A trio of individual campers came from Carver High School in Memphis (TN), including 2015 defensive line prospect Brandon Knighten 6’0” 265, 2015 DE prospect Gary Keefer 6’2” 205, and 2016 RB prospect Andrew Thornton.

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Another individual camper, 2015 RB prospect D.J. Brown 5’10” 172 Little Rock (AR) Catholic, was impressive during camp despite being slowed by a nagging hamstring injury.

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Assigned to the Renegade Tigers, 2015 WR prospect Deante Campbell 5’10” 170 4.6 forty St. Louis (MO) Roosevelt, displayed athleticism and showed himself a capable receiver.

Receiving MVP recognition was 2014 TE prospect Eric Arnold 6’5” 205 Jackson (TN) University School of Jackson.

In addition to the many prospects from among the individual campers, and the East St. Louis prospects, there were quite a few other prospects from among the teams in attendance.

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From St. Joseph (MO) Central, there was 2014 TE/DE Tyree Mayfield 6’4’ 220, and 2014 S/RB Derek Gray 5’11” 190. Mayfield has stood out at the Missouri camps in the past, and this year, the senior-to-be was very impressive, and came away with MVP recognition. St. Joe (MO) Central was well represented when the MVP awards were distributed, with several camp MVPs in addition to Mayfield, including 2014 defensive lineman Tyler Meinert 6’2” 270, 2014 offensive lineman Jeb Drost 6’4” 210, 2015 QB Jacob Hess 6’4’ 190, LB Israel Smith, DL Gordan Gumm, and WR Shayd Chandler. From the St. Louis-area, 2014 OL prospect Royce Gandy 6’4” 280 St. Louis (MO) Oakville showed well during camp, and competed well in his match-ups against ESL’s Beckner. A pair of Oakville players received MVP recognition, including 2014 QB Andy Oliver 6’1” 185, and 2014 DB Isaac Dozier 5’11” 188.

Troy (MO) Buchanan’s 2014 defensive line prospect John Pulliam 6’2” 270, an accomplished heavyweight wrestler, is an impressive physical specimen. Also from Troy-Buchanan were a quartet of camp MVPs, including 2014 DB Devon Fuller 6’2” 190, 2015 QB Pete Wurtz, 2014 RB Justin Sutphin, and 2016 DB Brendan Lofland.

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Fresh off of their first trip to the Dome and a state runner-up finish in Missouri Class 6A, Francis Howell brought an impressive unit to the Missouri Team Camp. After East St. Louis, I think Howell may have been the best team I saw this camp season. The Vikings brought a number of college prospects with them, including camp MVPs: 2014 OL Tanner Hale 6’6” 305, 2015 OL Aaron Callaway 6’4” 280, 2014 QB Brett Siebenshuh 6’5’ 230, 2014 LB Alexz Jones 6’2’ 215, 2015 DB Sutton Smith 6’0” 185, QB Quentin White, LB Connor Meriweather, and the very talented 2016 DE Dirion Hutchins 6’2” 190.

Wentzville (MO) Holt produced a number of camp MVPs, including 2014 OL Logan Miller 6’7” 285, 2015 OL Tyler Brave 6’4” 245, 2014 LB James McMahon 5’11” 195, 2016 LB A.J. Trent, 2014 RB Ruben Ell 5’7” 185, and RB Michael Turnage. Other players who received MVP recognition included: QB Hunter Daleo St. Charles (MO) Francis Howell North, 2017 QB Brayden Chmiel Warrenton (MO), QB Dakota Brown, QB Chris Young Lebanon (MO), RB Donte Edwards, 2015 RB Elza Evans 5’9” 180 Lebanon (MO), RB Jordan Moody St. Charles (MO) Francis Howell North, 2016 RB Carson Lybarger 5’9” 140 Lebanon (MO), 2014 WR Cory Brown 6’2’ 180 Bowling Green (MO), 2015 WR Alec Tonioli Warrenton (MO), 2014 OL Logan Shay 6’2” 220 Warrenton (MO), 2014 DL Tyler Talkington 6’0” 200 Bowling Green (MO), DL Ethan Walker, 2014 LB Austin Evans 6’1” 235 Lebanon (MO), 2016 LB Adrian Palmer 5’9” 145 Lebanon (MO), LB Mo Hill St. Charles (MO) Francis Howell North, 2017 LB Jacob Crump Warrenton (MO), LB Brandon Horsley Lebanon (MO), DB Alick Reed, DB Jamel Johnson, and DB Andrew Cline 5’9” 140 St. Charles (MO) Francis Howell North.


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