Mizzou Camps Roll Into Springfield

After a successful one-day football camp in St. Louis, the Missouri coaching staff moved to JFK Stadium in Springfield for the latest camp in their circuit. Read inside for all the details and evaluations.

Another Tiger one day camp, another hot sunny afternoon spent watching some of the top football players in the state; as well as a few from neighboring states like Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Overall, around 90 kids total participated today. Some of the familiar names like Kingsley Ehie, Scott Crain and Josh Moller were not there. Ehie`s high school coach from Hillcrest told me that Kingsley had to work today. However, there was still some good talent including a big lineman from Blytheville, Arkansas that the Tigers really covet.

Kit Coleman, 6`3" 295 lbs., was easily the most impressive OL/DL prospect at camp today. He is a big strong kid with very good athleticism and exceptional speed and quickness for his size. It is still unclear which side of the ball he will play on in college, but his speed in the 4.7- 4.8 range would suggest he play on the defensive side. During one drill where two lineman line up and chase the other around a large ring, Coleman not only caught his man, but passed him.

Camdenton's Mickey Turner

Another impressive big kid was Camdenton`s Mickey Turner, 6`4" 233 lbs., DE/TE. Turner showed off his receiving skills during passing drills and also his speed and tenacity as a defensive lineman. The kid shows a lot of heart.

Ozark's Seth Mason

Seth Mason, 5`10" 180, RB/WR, from Ozark, not only showed his blazing speed during testing with a 4.44 forty, but was too fast and quick for other campers during certain drills when they couldn`t move fast enough to get out of his way. Mason is a big play player for Ozark and showed why during RB and passing drills. He said he is interested in Mizzou, Iowa St. at this point.

Waynesville's Matt Fraley

Waynesville LB Matt Fraley, 5`11" 222 lbs., had a good camp and told me that Missouri, Indiana, Kansas and K-State are schools showing interest that he is interested in.

Webb City FS Marty Rodgers, 5`11" 176 lbs., also stood out. I did not get a chance to talk with him, but he looked good in drills and showed his speed with a couple good forty times.

Levi Moore, 6`3" 220 lbs., TE/LB from Mountain View Liberty, is a player also worth mentioning.

Underclassmen Chris Earnhardt, 6`6" 225 lbs., DE from Springfield Hillcrest is a player to watch for 2007. He exhibits good athleticism and speed (4.9), but needs to add weight and strength.

There were four kids I spoke with from Oklahoma. Two underclassmen from Oklahoma City Southeast, and two seniors to be from Midwest City Oklahoma.

David Vaughn, 5`11" 185 lbs., DB/WR MWC Carl Albert, who was honorable mention All-City, All- District and honorable mention All-State after recording 80 tackles was at camp and performed well. He mentioned his interest in Mizzou.

Midwest City's Jamad Williams

Jamad Williams, 5`10" 175 lbs., RB/DB from Midwest City HS, (remember the Tony Palmer/Dain Wise pipeline?) came with Vaughn and showed good spped and athleticism during drills as well. Williams, who competes in jumps and sprints in track for MWC, also ran for 771 yards and 8 TDs in a backup role last year. Like Vaughn he listed Mizzou among his schools of interest.


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