Verstatile, Speedy WR Hoping for MU Offer

Shawnee Mission High School (KS) wide receiver Chase Mejia has been hearing from a variety of college programs, but none have been in contact with the versatile playmaker as long as the University of Missouri.


I like Missouri a lot. I've been there a few times and I really like the campus, the facilities are great, the coaches, everything," Mejia said.

"I've been talking to [MU assistant] Andy Hill and I talk to Yost. I stay in contact with them a lot," said Mejia, who first drew Mizzou's eye at the one-day camp in Columbia last year. He's also hearing from Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado, Colorado State and Oklahoma State.
Mejia, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior, caught 37 passes for 600 yards and six touchdowns last season while also returning 15 kickoffs for 500 yards and two scores, returning 12 punts for 270 yards and intercepting three passes.

Though he believes some schools are a bit slow to put the full-court press on him because of his physical stature -- he has no offers yet --he does have very good hands, runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and is known as an intrepid worker in the weight room and on the field. He also is a solid student.

Mejia performed well in front of a swarm of coaches this past weekend at a combine at TCU and is hoping to start receiving some scholarship offers. He likes Oklahoma State because he was born in Oklahoma and has family there, but is wide open at this point.

Whoever offers first will be my favorite," he said. "I kind of would like to decide this summer, but it just depends on when I get my first offer," he said. "I think a lot of schools look at [my size] as a downfall, but I look shorter on my highlight tape than I am, so when they look at me in person they can see" his size and ability.

Mejia has value in that not only is he a solid wideout, but he also could compete for kick or punt returning duties wherever he ends up playing. He returned home from the combine this weekend feeling confident that he had impressed the MU coaches in attendance.

"They have shown me the most interest," he said. "I think they should offer soon."

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