Junior Achievers Part I: Avion Kincaide

In a continuing recruiting series, InsideMizzou.com will profile some of the top underclassmen on which Mizzou's staff is focusing, or at least, will be evaluating. Today's prospect: Miller Career Academy (Mo.) running back Avion Kincaide.


Miller Career Academy isn't known for its athletic prowess – in fact, it's hardly known, period. The school, which takes students by application only, has only been around for about a decade, and its varsity football program is in its fourth year of existence. But it already has its first likely Division I recruit in the form of sophomore Avion Kincaide.

Kincaide is a 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back who earned honorable mention all-metro honors in St. Louis as a freshman. He runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, to go along with good agility and power.

"He's a prototype Division I running back, with size and speed," said Miller coach Rory Seals.

Through four games, including three close losses to quality St. Louis opposition such as MU commit Sheldon Richardson's Gateway Tech squad, Kincaide was averaging about 100 yards and one touchdown per game while sharing time with incumbent starter Kendall Thomas, a 5-foot-6, 170-pounder getting looks from Kansas State, Miami (OH) and Kansas.

"Missouri knows about" Kincaide, Seals said. "I talk to Cornell Ford often. If they like him, hopefully they'll get off to an early start recruiting him."

"They'll have a chance to come in and talk to him."

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