The Missouri Tigers have gotten a good reputation for how they use their Tight Ends, which has made them an attractive schools for high schoolers who play the position.
Amaro plays in a spread offense at MacArthur that, according to Jace, "is pretty much the same," as Missouri's. He said that they move him around similar to the way that Missouri utilized their All-American TEs Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman.
I asked Amaro if he's interested in Missouri. He replied, "Yeah, for sure!"
Amaro said that "playing in the Big 12 is probably my first priority," in his criteria for choosing a school, followed by "the coaches, how much playing time, and I guess just the atmosphere." He said that distance from home might be a factor with his mother, but not with him.
He reported a 34" vertical jump, and said that he's still "filling out" his frame, and thinks that he'll be able to play at around 240-250 lbs. while maintaining his current speed.
Amaro has attended junior days at Baylor, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State, and plans to attend a junior day at Texas Tech next week. He's also planning to take an unofficial visit to Missouri "in April", but has not yet scheduled that visit with Missouri coaches. He's been talking to Missouri assistant Craig Kuligowski.