It was a big week for Tyler Macon...
It was already a huge honor in of itself to be one of the 20 senior high school quarterbacks to get invited to the Elite 11, but Tyler Macon impressed even more at the three-day event in Nasvhille, Tennessee. He jumped from ninth to fifth from Elite 11’s day-to-day rankings and came in fifth in the Pro Day rankings.
Late Wednesday night, the Elite 11 announced their final rankings, with Macon officially making the cut. The MVP went to uncommitted quarterback Caleb Williams.
Macon is the first Missouri quarterback (high school) commit to make the final Elite 11 rankings since Drew Lock in 2014, and the 247Sports team is starting to take some notice on the future Tiger.
Macon came in ninth in 247’s final Elite 11 quarterback rankings, and here’s their take on him:
Tyler Macon wasn’t the most heralded quarterback coming in, but flashed for us several times. The East St. Louis (Ill.) standout had a solid pro-day workout, showing off a live, accurate arm to all three levels of the field. He’s an athletic dual-threat signal caller who put up huge numbers last season and should be in for a nice rankings bump following his performance. The Missouri commit is currently the nation’s No. 748 ranked player and the No. 25 ranked dual-threat quarterback.
Macon is currently rated as a three-star prospect on 247Sports, but stay tuned as he should be in for a ratings bump here pretty soon.
After the event, Tyler Macon has a message for Mizzou fans:
And here’s Macon on his experience:
I want to say thank you to all the coaches @Elite11 for an amazing experience , I can truly say this all was a dream come true and thanks to all the guys for making this a great 3 days , Some of the bonds created will be for a life time #MIZ #NewZou ... I bet they know me now pic.twitter.com/Jm8vW5ckjl— Tyler “5IVE” Macon (@EstlMaco5) July 1, 2020
Congrats to Tyler on his big week! Now, onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- A good interview to read here, as Mitchell Forde caught up with former Mizzou hoops great Kelly Thames
- ($$) Read up on Gabe DeArmond’s latest edition of his Macadoodle’s Mailbag
- Sean Williams has Day 3 highlights of Tyler Macon at the Elite 11
- Souichi Terada writes that Mizzou tight end commit Gavin McKay has his eyes set on the Tigers
- ($$) After the flurry of commitments, Peter Baugh has the latest on Missouri’s top 10 recruiting targets
- From the staff, Missouri Athletics announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Robin Pingeton joined Eric Blum and Langston Newsome on the Mizzou Sports Podcast to discuss family time, Zoom calls, protests, and much more
- Congrats to Chidi Imoh, Kearsten Peoples, Mike Rogers, Nancy Rutter, and Don Smith on being inducted into the Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020! Read more here on MUTigers.com
Introducing your #Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020❗— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) July 1, 2020
▪️ Chidi Imoh
▪️ Kearsten Peoples
▪️ Mike Rogers
▪️ Nancy Rutter
▪️ Don Smith
https://t.co/5nFbKI59Ee#MIZ l #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/mkoJMthvuA
- Here’s the team schedules for Clarkson, Carroll, Michael and Jontay for the NBA restart in Orlando! (Please let us have MPJ vs Jontay in the NBA Playoffs!)
- Vote for the 6 vs 11 match up for the Mizzou Pix Photo of the Year between Mizzou Gymnastics and Coach Drink
- Here are some more sweet Mizzou Football wallpapers for your phone
- Congrats to Mizzou Soccer’s Sarah Luebbert on making her NWSL debut with the Chicago Red Stars
- 247Sports released every SEC team’s most dangerous game in 2020, and Bud Elliott says it’s BYU for Missouri
- Five Mizzou baseball players are represented on 60-Man MLB player pools. Max Scherzer (Nationals), Peter Fairbanks (Rays), Kyle Gibson (Rangers), Reggie McClain (Phillies), and Rob Zastryzny (Orioles)
- On NBCSports Chicago, the Cardinals will play the White Sox in the Field of Dreams Game August 13th in Dyersville, Iowa
- It’s been exactly eight years since Texas A&M and Missouri have joined the SEC, and here are each team’s records since the expansion:
OTD in 2012, Texas A & M and Missouri officially join the SEC. Regular season conference football records since last SEC expansion ... pic.twitter.com/GrJhAt2ZK2— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) July 1, 2020
- ABC17’s Andrew Kauffman reminds us of how many SEC East titles Mizzou has won!
It's now been 8 years since #Mizzou officially joined the SEC (7/1/2012). Here's a look at how MU has stacked up against the competition in football.— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) July 2, 2020
SEC East Titles:
1. Georgia (4)
T2. Mizzou (2)
T2. Florida (2)
T4. Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Kentucky (0)
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