Missouri Eyeing In-State Quarterback

Missouri has a pair of highly touted quarterbacks coming in the next few years in the form of Blaine Gabbert and Blaine Dalton, but that hasn't stopped the coaching staff from continuing to recruit the position. One player the Tigers have had their eyes on is Union (Mo.) signal caller Jordan Webb.

"Right now what it looks like is Kansas, Missouri is still looking at him, Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Stanford and Colorado State," said Union Brent Eckley. "I know [Missouri is] interested … Coach Yost has been by here three or four times."

Webb holds an offer from Kansas and has also visited Iowa and Missouri this spring. He'll make another trip to Lawrence soon and will likely return to Columbia this summer or early in the fall.

"He likes Missouri a lot, but they're broadening their scope in terms of recruiting with the success that they've had," Eckley said of Webb, who grew up an MU fan. "Of course, any kind growing up in Missouri, he'd love to play there. But he's going to have the opportunity to go to school and have it paid for, and that's what any kid dreams of."

Webb is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior who put up eye-opening numbers while leading his team to a 9-2 mark last fall: 4,300-plus yards and 55 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. He also ran for more than 600 yards, the most on his team.

"He moves all right. He's not the typical kid who's going to be recruited as an athlete," Eckley said. "He's a passer.

"He's got a great, strong arm, he makes quick reads and he's very accurate," Eckley said, adding that Webb has a 3.0 GPA and a score of 28 on his first ACT attempt.

It remains to be seen if Mizzou will take another quarterback next year, though it does seem likely. Webb is one to keep an eye on …

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