COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri football program’s first camp produced one nice surprise in a player who traveled from Knoxville, Tenn., without any offers but could earn some soon.
Tim Frizzell certainly looked the part of a Division I athlete.
Frizzell, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound Class of 2017 athlete at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, impressed in drills at both running back and linebacker.
“I did pretty good for myself,” Frizzell told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com. “I can always improve, but I think I did pretty good today.”
Frizzell said he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds and recorded a 35-inch vertical leap, numbers that he was happy with but knows he can improve upon.
“I know I can do better in everything,” he said.
Still, it was easy to pick out Frizzell from the rest of the campers on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. He earned some quality time with running backs coach Cornell Ford and also defensive coordinator/linebackers coach DeMontie Cross.
“I got incredible feedback,” Frizzell said. “They all loved me here and I love them.”
So how did a kid from Knoxville end up in Columbia, Mo.?
“I was interested in Missouri because it seems like a good place,” Frizzell said. “I have some friends who recommended it and I love it here.”
Time will tell if Frizzell impressed enough on Wednesday to earn a scholarship offer from the Tigers, but he certainly put himself on the radar.
He said he has yet to receive his first scholarship offer but has been talking to Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tennessee and Furman.