Festus WR Becquette Continues Progression

There's little question that DeSmet star Wes Kemp appears to be the No. 1 recruiting target at wide receiver for Missouri's staff, but he's not the state's only big wideout with big potential. Myles Becquette, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from Festus High School sits solidly on MU's radar, and Insidemizzou.com has the latest on the gifted athlete.

Becquette is being watched closely by MU, Kansas and Kansas State, though none have offered – perhaps in part because he has not yet received his ACT results. But he did receive a visit from MU recruiting coordinator David Yost, and the Tigers continue to monitor the fast-improving junior.

Becquette, who split last season at wideout and quarterback after an injury to Festus's starting quarterback, has been working hard to trim his 40-yard dash time and add muscle to his frame. He's been attending a speed camp and has dropped his time from 4.6 seconds to somewhere in the 4.5 range.

"Myles has been doing everything he needs to do to put himself into position to be recruited, I just wish he would have taken the ACT a little earlier," said Festus coach Russ Schmidt. "He's lean but he's really cut up. He's been doinga great job in the weightroom."

Becquette has been attending a variety of combines and camps, and will be returning to Columbia for one-day camp next month. He's been there on several occasions and has said he'd love to be a Tiger should the opportunity present itself.

"Every time he gets an opportunity to attend something there, he puts his name down immediately," Schmidt said. "He loves it. Loves it."

As for Becquette's strengths, the coach said, "He accelerates very well out of his breaks, he's well disciplined and very coachable." He's also a standout in basketball.

Though Becquette may have to wait until his senior season to start collecting offers, it's safe to say Mizzou is paying attention to him, and vice versa.

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