NY QB Brady Hoping for Mizzou Offer
Headed into his senior season at St. Anthony's High School, 6-foot, 210-pound James Brady is spending his summer in combines, football camps and visiting some schools that have shown interest in the Long Island quarterback but have yet to pull the trigger.
As he finishes his junior year, Brady said that he is hearing mostly from Ivy League schools like Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth as well as Missouri and Boston College. Though he does not currently hold any offers, he remains hopeful. "From [Division] 1-A, Missouri is the closest," Brady said in regards to earning a scholarship offer.
Missouri has kept in touch with Brady, but the two have not spoken lately. "Before the Nike camp they came to see me, and afterwards [recruiting coordinator Dave Yost] said he liked the way I threw."
With Missouri product Blaine Gabbert's recent commitment to Nebraska, Brady said that Yost and Missouri were hoping to sign two quarterbacks. "They want to make the right decision," Brady said, understanding of the school's lack of an offer.
Brady's top three are "Mizzou, BC and Princeton," and, after recent performances at both the San Antonio and New Jersey combines, he is hearing a louder buzz about his recruitment than before.
"I'm definitely going to [visit] Boston College, Princeton, Dartmouth, Syracuse and maybe Maryland as well," the junior quarterback said. "As summer gets closer, if any interest picks up I'll see what other schools I might want to [visit]," he said.
He expects another successful season for St. Anthony's, predicting "another state championship, and hopefully getting top 10 in the country."
InsideMizzou will keep you posted as Brady's recruitment heats up.
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