WR BUD SASSER 6'3" 205 4.6 Denton (TX) Ryan
Sasser is a big-play talent who is billed as having excellent size, speed, hands, and route-running abilities. He was a prolific wide receiver playing in a spread offense, and helped lead his team to the state playoff quarterfinals in 2009 and a final record of 12-2. Sasser was an honorable mention All-State performer as a senior, when he caught 71 passes for 1,157 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2009. He enjoyed an equally productive junior season in 2008, as he made 64 catches for 1,250 yards and a school-record 24 touchdowns. Sasser also stands out on the hardwood, as he was his team's freshman MVP and later was his team's co-offensive player of the year for the 2008-09 basketball season.
His high school coach is Joey Florence, and his parents are Larry Sasser and Jackie Cox-Spence. He lists playing sports and in general just staying active as his hobbies. Sasser chose Missouri over Nebraska, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, and Kansas,
among others. He credits the family atmosphere at Mizzou as a major selling point, as well as the fact that he never felt pressured during the recruiting process.
Coach Florence talked about Bud Sasser. "I think he's the best receiver in the country. He doesn't have super speed. That would be the one negative with him, but he has great speed. He has great football speed. If there's a better receiver, I'd like to see it. He's outstanding. He's a Michael Irvin type, big body, very strong, great hands, great route runner............ He's not going to win any track meets, but he's fast enough. He's great after he catches it. To me, he's a can't miss guy, in my opinion. Missouri is going to be glad they got him."
Missouri Assistant Coach Bruce Walker was the lead recruiter on Larry "Bud" Sasser. He had this to say about Bud Sasser. "He was a highly recruited guy............. He's a tall WR that just makes plays............. He's a big, tall, athletic guy who's a good basketball player............. Bud is a big, tall, athletic receiver who can move, and get up and make plays. I think he'll be real effective in the red zone for us. He's got good hands, and is a great kid."
JP:" The only thing Bud Sasser seems to be lacking is sprinters speed and some of the best receivers ever lacked that as well. Otherwise he shows all the skills you look for in a receiver. Great size,hands,route running,concentration ,ability to make the tough catch, and despite any questions about his speed, he is fast enough and has no problem getting separation from his defender. He appears to be a perfect fit for the Tigers offense and could find himself in the mix to see some playing time come August camp."
Greg: "From what I've seen of Sasser, he does have good hands, and excels at making catches in traffic. In high school, he showed a knack for getting behind defenders, then going up over them to snatch the ball out of the air, even when double-covered. He's another WR with good size. Like many of the Missouri players from Texas, he played on a very successful, high-level team against very high-level competition.