Coming out of the Spring Break, 6'0" 195-pound red-shirt freshman Anthony Sherrils has made the move from corner to safety. Coach Grinch told ShowMeMizzou.com that he had lobbied hard in the staff meetings to get the uber-talented Kansas City-area native moved to safety.
For now, Sherrils is working behind Braylon Webb at strong safety. He's also listed behind Duron Singleton, but Singleton plays exclusively at the nickel position, which has Sherrils working primarily with the second unit. I can see a scenario whereby Sherrils would play this season in a three-man rotation at safety with Ian Simon and Webb, with Webb sliding over to play free safety when Sherrils comes on the field.
Coach Pinkel shared his thoughts on the move of Sherrils from cornerback to safety.
"We moved Anthony Sherrils to safety," explained Coach Pinkel. "He wanted to do it. It was something we talked about. I think that's been really good. It's just a really good move for him. I think, athletically, obviously he can play corner, too. You know, we just think it can be a good spot for him. He's a little bit behind now, but we see some things certainly that says you've got a guy that's a really high level athlete back there. So, we'll see where it goes.
"One thing that's really important for us is always to make sure that we distribute our players' ability," continued Coach Pinkel, explaining the move of Sherrils to safety. "You know, if you've got too many guys at corner, or too many guys at safety, a guy can maybe go from here and go over there and be in the depth and really help us more. That's constant. At all positions, we're looking at that all of the time."
And after a little more than a week at his new position, Sherrils took time to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com about the move, and how he's doing this spring in this video