#Mizzou welcomes Wildwood, MO (Lafayette) TE Brendan Scales to its #ChampionshipVision#MizzouMade #MIZNSD16 pic.twitter.com/uMxpZpqWY6— #MIZNSD16 (@MizzouFootball) February 3, 2016
Brendan is a tough, athletic baller. Check out his highlights to see why:#MizzouMade #MIZNSD16 https://t.co/QBGVtjl55Y— #MIZNSD16 (@MizzouFootball) February 3, 2016
|Height, Weight||6'4, 220|
|City (School)||Wildwood, MO (Lafayette)|
|Rating (Rivals)||3 stars (5.7)|
|Rating (247 Composite)||3 stars (0.8823)|
|Rating (ESPN)||3 stars (79)|
|Other Offers of Note||Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, NC State, West Virginia|
|Previous Posts||Feb. 2: Missouri flips tight end Brendan Scales from Alabama|
From his commitment post:
Josh Heupel has been working to get this type of athlete who can be an in-line blocker as well as pass catching threat. Apparently the staff convinced him to come to Mizzou by explaining they wanted to run the ball significantly more.
"All the things that are required [of an H-back] -- blocking at any point along the line of scrimmage, blocking the edge, running option routes -- he can do any of that when he wants to."
The most interesting part of this Scout.com article, by the way?
Scales said the Missouri coaching staff sees him filling a similar role to Blake Bell at Oklahoma, who transitioned from quarterback to tight end and was used in a variety of ways.
“I’ll play wildcat quarterback and I’ll do a lot more splitting out like I did in high school,” Scales said. “Blocking obviously but catching as well.”