RECRUITING: Missouri WR says OU is in the mix

Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.


Without question Jeremy Maclin is one of the quickest, most explosive wide receivers in the country who can fit into any offense either as a slot receiver or as a wide out.

Maclin broke onto the prep scene in Missouri as a freshman at cornerback, and since then has gone both ways at wide receiver and cornerback.

"I like offense the best. That is where I want to play in college," said Maclin. "I love offense because it is a lot more exciting for me to get the ball in my hands. It is fun playing wide receiver here at Kirkwood because we run a no-huddle offense and we have a great quarterback in Matt Krapff, who passed for over 3,000 yards last year. It is so strange because he didn't get a scholarship offer anywhere and he is really good. He is going to walk-on at Missouri State.

"I might have to play quarterback because our junior varsity quarterback last year tore a ligament in his knee and we don't know if he is going to be back or not. I will do whatever my team needs me to do. If we don't have a guy that can get me the ball out there, then I might as well get the ball from the snap and create things for our offense that way."

Last season Maclin caught 55 catches for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns. Plus, he rushed for 21 yards, and two touchdowns on 22. Maclin also had one kick-off return for a touchdown of 92-yards and returned punts averaging 20 yards per return. On defense, Maclin finished with 59 tackles and six interceptions as a free safety.

Maclin can bench 235 pounds, squats 400 and he can dunk a basketball. On the basketball team, he is the starting point guard where he averages 16 points, 5.5 assist and three steals per game.

He has yet to go to any camps, but he will go to the Iowa one-day camp in June and the Illinois three-day camp in June. Maclin also hopes to get down to Oklahoma and Texas Tech this summer.

At this point, Maclin has been offered by Missouri, Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana and Mississippi.

"I am still keeping everybody in mind and I am not playing any kind of game with anybody," said Maclin. "I grew up liking Notre Dame, but they have faded and are not as strong as they used to be. There are a couple of teams that stand out for me like Oklahoma, Iowa, Michigan State, Illinois and Miami.

"Oklahoma has not offered me yet, but I hope that they will. If they do they will be right in the mix, but they already are at this point. Oklahoma has a great program and I would think they are on top of everybody's list. They have a great coaching staff and they have told me that I would fit perfectly into their offense."

Maclin has qualified.

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