To play the offense Josh Heupel wants to play, you need a lot of wideouts, and since Mizzou’s receiving corps will utilize two seniors and three juniors this fall — with only two incoming freshmen — the position has been a focus for the 2018 recruiting class. Mizzou had landed three receivers thus far ... but make that four.
That’s Kam Scott of Manvel, Tex., committing to Mizzou via video. He’s the fourth receiver, fifth Texan, and, to maximize confusion, the third Kam/Cameron in the Tigers’ 2018 class.
Scott is listed at 6’1, 156 pounds, and per the 247Sports Composite, he’s the No. 485 player in the 2018 class. Here is his Hudl film. He’s one hell of a long strider.
Manvel uses him frequently out of the slot and, as the film suggests, has figured out quite a few different ways to get him the ball in space. He listed offers from Baylor, South Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa State, Kansas State, and others.
Missouri has now doubled its commitment total from five to 10 since Friday morning. For the second straight year, Night at the Zou has been extremely fruitful for Mizzou’s recruiting efforts.
Better yet, with some big names still on the board, Missouri’s 10 commits average a 0.8633 rating per 247*. (247’s grades are basically like school grades — five-stars are A+, four-stars are A, three-stars are B.) The 2017 class averaged 0.8463, 2016 averaged 0.8505, and the 2015 class that finished 25th in the country, ranked 0.8644.
* I used Harry Ballard’s high school rating as part of that equation, as 247 appears to be pretty far behind on its rating of JUCO players.