Jerod Alton Signs With "Dream School" Mizzou

Kirkwood (Mo.) High School senior Jerod Alton signed with the University of Missouri on Wednesday.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Jerod Alton officially signed with the University of Missouri on Wednesday but was part of a signing class honored by Kirkwood (Mo.) High School on Thursday morning. 

“It feels great, something you always dream about — signing with your class,” Alton said. “Not just signing with your class but signing with your dream school in the SEC. … It’s a blessing for me to get this opportunity.”

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder, who hopes to follow in the footsteps of Kirkwood grad Jeremy Maclin at Mizzou, had an interesting recruitment before committing to the Tigers. 

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“Early on in my recruitment it was Arkansas State for a minute, but I lost my offer to Arkansas State,” he said. “Then Mizzou, coach (Cornell) Ford kept recruiting me as if they had an offer open. Illinois was in the mix a little bit. But once Mizzou came back along, I was just like, this is the school for me.”

Alton played all over the field at Kirkwood, standing out as a running back and cornerback, but could focus on defense at the next level. Missouri’s official signing day announcement listed Alton as a cornerback and that’s fine with him.

“If I play corner, that will be a blessing,” Alton said. “If I play receiver, it will be a blessing. Whichever side they give me an opportunity to play on, it’s a blessing no matter what. As long as I get a chance to play, that’s all I really care about.”

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