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National Signing Day 2015: Marquise Doherty signs with Missouri

He could be a good running back, receiver, or defensive back. His choice.

Name Marquise Doherty
Position RB/ATH
Height, Weight 6'0, 193
City (School) Kansas City, MO (Winnetonka)
Rating (Rivals) **** (5.8)
Rating (247 Composite) *** (0.8786)
Rating (ESPN) *** (79)
Other Offers of Note Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon
Previous Posts Marquise Doherty is a Tiger
Who might crack the offensive depth chart next fall?

From the Doherty Is a Tiger post above:

Doherty's biggest strength seems to simply be all-around athleticism and football IQ. He is listed as a running back and could stick there, but if he were to move to receiver or defensive back, one gets the impression that he would pick up on it pretty quickly. He is a nice mix of high ceiling and high floor.

Gary Pinkel likes to talk a lot about Mizzou's evaluation system, how they identify athletes and teach them positions. Assuming he doesn't end up going pro in baseball, Marquise Doherty could become one hell of a lump of clay for Mizzou's coaching staff, a player about five different position coaches could end up fighting to mold. He has a frame that suggests anything from running back to receiver to safety to cornerback to even maybe linebacker, and he has the smarts to go in any of those directions.

Doherty was a hell of a Christmas present for Mizzou, choosing the Tigers over Oregon on the day after Christmas. Assuming he isn't selected high enough in the MLB Draft to jump, he could be a fascinating prospect to track in the coming years, both because of his ceiling and because of his eventual choice of position.