Missouri Football Camp Notebook

Some notes from Missouri's football camp on Sunday at Kirkwood High School.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The University of Missouri football camp on Sunday at Kirkwood High School brought out some of the area’s top prospects.

One of the most intriguing is a player who recently received an offer from Iowa State but did not play varsity football last season. 

Cameron Brown is a speedy 6-foot-1, 165-pound Class of 2018 wide receiver but he sat out the 2015 season after transferring to CBC High School. He’s been impressing in recent camp appearances and that continues on Sunday. 

“I think I did pretty good,” Brown said. Brown turned in one of the top 40-yard dash runs that we witnessed, recording a 4.52 during one of his two attempts. He said that was an OK time for him, but he’s working toward running in the 4.4 range consistently by the time the season starts.

Brown recently finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the Missouri Class 5 track and field championships with a time of 10.85 seconds. He ran a 10.79 in the prelims.

After taking part in the Lindenwood University mega camp on Wednesday, Brown received his first offer — from Iowa State. 

Brown has fared well during his recent camp appearances.

“I’m pretty happy with how I’ve performed,” he said. “I got an offer from Iowa State after the last camp and interest from different schools.”

After his performance on Sunday, Missouri will likely be one of those schools.


Four Missouri recruiting targets from the St. Louis area made an appearance at Sunday’s camp but did not participate.

Pattonville High Class of 2017 offensive tackle Marquis Hayes watched the action, as did Parkway North Class of 2018 defensive lineman Michael Thompson Jr., Lutheran North Class of 2018 defensive lineman Ronnie Perkins and CBC Class of 2018 wide receiver Kamryn Babb

All three have offers from the Tigers. Perkins picked up his offer on Thursday, a day that also saw him add offers from Iowa State, Illinois and Iowa.


Pattonville High School Class of 2018 quarterback Kaleb Eleby, who recently added an offer from Illinois to go along with a previous offer from Iowa State, was among the quarterbacks with scholarship offers to compete on Sunday. 

Class of 2017 QB Reece Goddard, from camp host Kirkwood High School, has offers from Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Southern Illinois, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin and looked good throwing the ball. 

Aqeel Glass, a Class of 2017 prospect at Lutheran North High School, has an offer from Florida International


One of the area’s top youngsters, Class of 2019 prospect Isaiah Williams, was one of the wide receivers competing on Sunday. 

Williams, who plays quarterback at Trinity Catholic High School, already has early offers from Iowa State, Illinois, Memphis, San Diego State and Bowling Green and interest from Missouri and Oklahoma State among others. 

Williams is a smaller (5-9, 160) speedster but could develop into a dynamic playmaking wide receiver in the next few years.


Former Missouri running back Jimmy Jackson is now the head coach at Caruthersville High School and had a group of players at Sunday’s camp. 

One of those, an athletic wide receiver named Destine Russell, recorded a 4.55-second 40-yard dash during one of his runs, one of the better times we saw among the wide receiver group.

Russell is also a basketball player at Caruthersville.


Two other promising Class of 2019 wide receivers were also at Kirkwood High on Sunday. 

Kyren Williams is a 5-8, 165-pounder from Vianney High School who is coming off a strong debut season. He recorded 50 catches for 606 yards, added 242 yards rushing and had nine total touchdowns.

Dale Chesson is a 5-11, 160-pounder at Ladue High School who has yet to record his first varsity catch but has impressive bloodlines. His older brother, Jehu Chesson, was one of Michigan’s leading receivers in 2015 and could emerge as an early-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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