Wisconsin Commit Wes Kemp Likes Mizzou

Wes Kemp gave Mizzou a hard look before he committed to Wisconsin this summer. How could he not? It's the in-state school, and much of his family attended or attends the school. But the biggest thing holding Kemp back from being a Tiger was the quarterback situation. Now, with Mizzou's suddenly red-hot quarterback recruiting, Kemp is giving the Tigers a second, closer look, he told InsideMizzou...


"The only thing that kept me from going there was the quarterback security," said Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound senior from De Smet Jesuit in St. Louis. "What wide receiver wouldn't want to play in a spread offense like that, they throw the ball around all day.

"Blaine Dalton committed, and any problem I had with Missouri was with the quarterback security, because they didn't have anybody after Chase Daniel."

Kemp, rated the No. 19 wide receiver in the nation, said he has not de-committed from Wisconsin and may not do so, but admitted he is intrigued by Mizzou and will be taking an official visit sometime in December, after the regular season. He's not looking at any other schools and has not plans to do so.

He was in town last weekend for the Texas tech game and enjoyed himself thoroughly.

"I got to watch the game with Blaine Gabbert, Andrew Jones, London Davis and my teammate, Robert Steeples," he said.

Steeples, a defensive back from De Smet, is a Mizzou commitment and has been working on Kemp relentlessly for some time.

"He talks to me about it pretty much every day. He keeps me updated on what's going on, says I would look good in black and gold, things like that," Kemp said.

Kemp considers himself a big wide receiver, but said he'd consider moving to tight end if it means he'll get onto the field quicker. He also said he's talked to Gabbert about Mizzou and has kept tabs on the chaotic situation in Lincoln.

As for Mizzou, he added: "I always liked Missouri but I didn't think they would have someone to throw me the ball "

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