Kansas City ATH Talks Mizzou And Recruiting

Another Kansas City 2015 Athlete is on the radar of the Missouri Tigers and other D1 schools this spring. ShowMeMizzou.com talks with him about his interest level and future plans regarding the home state Tigers, as well as his overall recruitment.

One running back prospect who deserves to be mentioned is Oak Grove (MO) RB Aaron Graham  6'1" 185.

Graham will be a four year varsity starter for Oak Grove, which is in the Kansas City area, and has rushed for over 4,000 yards and 46 TDs in his first three years  of high school football.

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Graham, who has camped with the Tigers,attended Mizzou's junior day in February, and will be making an upcoming spring trip to Missouri in April.

"I really like Mizzou," said Graham. "I had a great time at their junior day! It was so much fun we got to try on jerseys which was so cool! The coaches said that they remember me from camp and they watched my film and like my style of play they hope to see me at camp again.  They said they were going to keep recruiting me. They really didn't specify at what position they were recruiting me for."

Aaron talked about what he specifically liked about the Tigers.

"I really like talking to all the coaches, the locker room and how they treat you and the hospitality they show when you are there. I would love to go there!The coaches are great and the weight program is awesome and so are the academics. I plan on going the the spring game," Graham said.

The possibility is there that the Tigers are recruiting Graham as an athlete, and more specifically as a receiver or safety if not running back. Graham averaged 35.4 yards per catch on 10 catches for 354 yards and 5 TDs as a junior along with his 1,500+ yards rushing. He is also a talented return man.

The four sport star also excels in track, basketball and baseball for Oak Grove, and he has gotten the attention of other schools besides Mizzou.

"I have Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota State, and Cornell along with Missouri that I am hearing from and will be making unofficial visits to. I went to the one in South Dakota State and it went really good. They said there is an offer on the table."

Player Analysis: Aaron Graham is a smooth athlete with explosive speed  that has been clocked at 4.43 at a combine along with a 34" vertical. He has a gliding type running style, but is able to kick in the extra gear to run away from defenders. He also has great hands and can be a weapon as a receiver. Aaron has the physical make up that would allow him to play defensive back as well. Some schools could recruit him as an athlete, but he has rushed for 4,304 yards and 46 TDs while averaging over 8 yards per carry since he was a freshman when he ran for almost 1,000 yards and 10 TDs. He is an intriguing four sports athlete who is one of the top sprinters in the state in his class.


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