Missouri Working To Get Lineman To Camp

The Missouri Tigers have done a good job of identifying the top offensive line prospect in the state for the class of 2015. ShowMeMizzou.com talks with another one that the Tigers are keeping tabs on and want to have camp with them.

While the Missouri class of 2014 produced some heavily recruited offensive line prospects that received a lot of hype, the in-state OL class of 2015 looks like it has some lesser known talent that has some definite D1 ability that has gotten the attention of the Tigers.

One of those prospects is Ozark (MO) OT/OG Connor Massey 6'5" 280 5.3 forty.

"I have been talking to Mizzou for a little while," said Massey. "I went up this spring for a scrimmage and got to see campus a little bit, and watch how the team and the offensive line practices, which was really cool to see. I also got to talk with Coach Henson and Coach Walker. They say that I look good in film, and that I have pretty good feet. They like how play. It was really cool and I enjoyed going up there."

Since then Coach Henson has stopped by Massey's school to check in on him.

"He just wanted to see how I was doing and tell me that they want me to come up to camp so they can see me up close in person."

I asked Connor what his thoughts on Missouri were and if he would be attending camp.

"I will be attending camp. I really like Mizzou. The team seems like a family, and I really like the academics there. I want to major in biology and go to dental school, which they have, so that is good.  And them being in the SEC is big. It's always been a dream of mine to play big time football, and that is the biggest. Plus, it's only 3 hours away, which is far enough from home, but also close enough to get back if I want to," he said.

A few other schools are starting to take notice of Connor Massey's talents.

"Tulsa is probably recruiting me the most along with Missouri and Missouri State. I am also getting mail lately from Arkansas. Oklahoma State and Arkansas State. Tulsa has come by my school, and I will be camping with them down there along with Mizzou for sure."

Massey had a stellar junior season playing at 315 pounds, and showed great quickness and athleticism at that size. He has since dropped 35lbs, and is looking forward to an exciting summer of camps. He credited cross fit training with his weight loss.

Connor self-reported lift maxes of 310 pounds in the bench press, 500 pounds in the squat and 290 in the power clean, along with a vertical jump of 24 inches.

Here are Connor Massey's junior highlights.

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