It’s fair for Missouri fans to wonder what kind of impact Scott Frost’s return to Nebraska will have on recruiting in the region. Though this prospect is not actually from this region, the first head-to-head recruiting battle between Barry Odom and Frost has gone to the Tigers.
Welcome @Mswinson80 to the family! Messiah stands for everything you look for in a person & football player. He is going to be a special tight end on the field and an even better leader off of it! Messiah, the Mizzou family is ready for you! #NY #ShowMe18 pic.twitter.com/e0JIb2shWx— ShowMe18 (@MizzouShowMe) December 23, 2017
- Position: TE
- Height, Weight: 6’8, 232
- City (School): Glen Head, NY (Long Island Lutheran)
- 247Sports Rating: 0.8580 (three stars, No. 39 overall tight end)
- Rivals Rating: 3 stars (5.6, No. 6 prospect in New York)
- Other Offers of Note: Arizona State, Boston College, Nebraska, NC State, Texas A&M, West Virginia
Messiah is a big-bodied TE who should factor into Mizzou’s offense in a productive role, both as a blocker and pass-catcher. See why: #MIZ #ShowMe ️ pic.twitter.com/YOW8eNCDpM— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) December 23, 2017
The Long Island Lutheran offense appeared to be “Throw it high to Messiah.” He will probably need to bring a little more urgency to his routes at the college level, but in terms of pure catching ability ... my goodness. You don’t find a 6’8 guy with hands like this every day.
Swinson was the primary target on Missouri’s recruiting board for a while, and in this increasingly productive recruiting class, the Tigers landed him. It’s been a pretty good week.