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Is Missouri really recruiting "big, tall" receivers?

ESPN seems to think so, we're not so sure.

Where do SEC East schools stand with WR recruits? - On The Trail- ESPN

Missouri Tigers 2016 signees: Three-star prospects Dominic Collins (JC) and Christian Holmes

2017 commitments: N/A

Overview: New coach Barry Odom will try and continue the Tigers’ tradition of landing big, tall and talented wide receivers. Missouri was able to land three receivers in last years class and will look to add around that many in this recruiting cycle. Some of Missouri’s top offers at the wide receiver position include ESPN 300 prospects Saiid Adebo, Omar Manning and Osiris St. Brown.

First off, Christian Holmes is probably a cornerback at Missouri. Yes, that might be subject to change but why include him when Harry Ballard is definitely a receiver?

Secondly, ESPN is wrong about 2017 commitments because 6'2" four star DaRon Davis from Hogan Prep in Kansas City is a wide receiver and has reiterated that several times.

Finally, the three receivers ESPN listed, Saiid Adebo (6'0, 180), Osiris St. Brown (6'1, 178) and Omar Manning (6'3, 210) hardly strike me as "big, tall" even if they are all talented. In fact, according to my recruiting big board, the average height and weight of a Missouri receiving target is 6'0 and 178 pounds - hardly the hoops front court Missouri fans may be familiar with.

It also gives me a chance to highlight the fact that Missouri is still in the mix for 5'10" five star Jeff Thomas from East St. Louis.

Speaking of recruiting talented locals, Mizzou landed the transfer of former Blue Springs safety Kaleb Prewett who recently left Kansas State. As noted in the post, Prewett will use his redshirt year to sit out and be eligible as a junior.

Check back this weekend when Ethan Triebsch will have a full recruiting roundup.

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