2020 WR Jay Maclin cuts his list to three
It’s been nearly a year since Barry Odom offered 2020 Kirkwood (Mo.) receiver Jay Maclin, but now the cousin of former Missouri star Jeremy Maclin is getting closer to making a decision.
On Tuesday, the younger Maclin — a 5.7 three-star recruit, per Rivals.com — announced his top three on Twitter.
Recruitment still open— Jay Maclin ² (@jaymaclin2x) April 3, 2019
July 16 the commitment ... pic.twitter.com/7fM5ZAYrVa
Jay Maclin isn’t as highly regarded as Jeremy out of high school (J-Mac was a 6.0 4-star), but he’s still a well-rounded prospect with offers from Iowa State, Iowa and Kentucky, in addition to the two schools joining Missouri in his top three.
Maclin will make his decision on July 16, so a lot can change — again, these are his top three, not his final three, and he’s a recruit that almost certainly will pick up more offers as we get through summer camp season.
Still, at this point, Missouri is the favorite. Per 247 and Rivals, every reporter prediction has him committing to the Tigers. We may have to figure out the nickname, because Jay-Mac and J-Mac are too indistinguishable.
Missouri baseball, softball serve up no-doubt wins on Wednesday
After a stretch of tough games for both teams (extra innings for baseball, two straight losses for softball), both teams (figuratively) exploded on Wednesday.
Missouri baseball — after walking-off SLU in extras on Tuesday — rolled Kansas State 17-2 on Wednesday. 3B Austin James paced the Tigers with a home run and six RBIs, and in (hopefully) a sign of things to come, Kameron Misner got things going again as he went 2-for-2 with three runs, an RBI and three walks.
The Tigers also showed some patience for the second night in a row. After registering 15 walks against SLU, Missouri walked 11 times against K-State.
Missouri pummels Kansas State, puts up season-high 17 runs (Columbia Missourian)
Meanwhile, Missouri softball had a double-header against Wichita State and took both games — 7-1 in the opener, 7-3 in the finale — to move to 19-14 on the season.
Missouri hit five home runs in the second game, with all of their runs coming off the long ball. Kim Wert hit two home runs in that game, driving in five runs.
Missouri softball sweeps doubleheader against Wichita State (Columbia Missourian)
While it’s kind of been a stop-and-go season for both programs, this is a nice stat to keep the performance in perspective. Both the baseball and softball teams are improving:
Yesterday at Rock M
- Missouri player review: Torrence Watson
- Rock M Radio: College Transfers, Coaching Changes and Continuity
- Great story by Dave Matter on Micah Wilson’s tough decision to move from quarterback to wide receiver to help the team. This gets the Pete Scantlebury Seal of Approval, which actually doesn’t mean anything (via STLToday.com).
- Two Tigerstyle wrestlers picked up conference honors on Wednesday: Jayden Eierman was named MAC wrestler of the year, and Brock Mauller is the MAC freshman of the year (via MUTigers.com).
- In case you were like, “What the hell, Jim? Why all the love for St. Louis?” when Jim Sterk wrote an editorial in the Post-Dispatch — fear not. Sterk’s editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star yesterday.
- Mel Kiper and Todd McShay dropped a two-round mock draft on Wednesday, and while it’s behind a paywall, Drew Lock does not last very long in both of their opinions — he’s off the board by Pick 11 in both (via ESPN.com)
- Chase Daniel was part of a small group of NFL players to go on a USO tour in South Korea. Read about his visit here.
- I’d expect a nice ESPN feature about Cale Garrett, based on this tweet — most likely around/during the spring game?