Sleeper WR Prospect Tahj Telfair Adding Offers

Kirkwood (Mo.) High School Class of 2017 wide receiver Tahj Telfair has size and potential that schools are intrigued by.

Tahj Telfair didn’t expect this much recruiting attention. 

A 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver-defensive end at Kirkwood (Mo.) High School, the Class of 2017 prospect recently added two more Big 12 Conference offers. 

“I recently picked up my fourth and fifth offers, from Kansas and K-State,” Telfair told at the conclusion of the St. Louis Metro Football Coaches Association 7-on-7 Tournament, where he helped his Pioneers finish second in the Gold Division. “I already had offers from Ball State, SEMO and Iowa State.”

Kirkwood went 11-2 in 2015, led by quarterback Reece Goddard and running backs Jerod Alton and Jamahl Scott. Goddard is a Class of 2017 quarterback with Division I offers. Alton signed with Missouri.

Telfair ranked second on the Pioneers in receptions (22) and receiving yards (441) and was tied for fourth with six touchdowns. He also recorded 48 tackles, four sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Telfair said most schools are recruiting him as a wide receiver, though some are recruiting him as an athlete and will figure out where to play him when he gets to campus. 

The recruiting attention is more than he expected.

“It’s exciting,” Telfair said. “It’s just a new level of stuff. It’s so different.”

Telfair plans to visit one of the schools that has offered him later this month and will then take a look at a Big Ten school he’s interested in. 

“I have a visit to Iowa State coming up and Illinois,” said Telfair, who added that he plans to visit Iowa State on June 26-27.


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