Intro: 2017 WR Jake Springer

WR Jake Springer

Wide receiver Jake Springer is another prospect of note for the 2017 class in Missouri.

Dillon Thomas isn't the only prospect at Riverside (MO) Park Hill South in the 2017 class that has a chance to be a top recruit. Wide receiver Jake Springer is in the mix as well.

He sat out part of the team camp at Blue Springs with an injury but has the size and skills at his current age to be one to watch going forward. He's already 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds. He'll continue to grow into that frame to be quite a target at wideout.

Springer is already a strong route-runner and a natural pass catcher. He's only scratching the surface of his potential.

"I know I'm a very good route runner and I've heard that from my coaches and at the camps I've attended," he said. "I have really good ball skills and go up and compete well against the defensive backs and win most of my battles.

"I still need to work on my speed," Springer added. "I ran a 4.7 forty recently which isn't bad for someone headed into their sophomore year of high school but it needs to be better to get where I want to be. As long as I continue the trajectory I'm on and continue to maintain a strong work ethic, I think I'll be where I want to be when it's time."

Springer's recruitment has started and he discussed the beginning stages.

"I'm trying to go to as many camps as possible," he explained. "I'm making as many relationships with colleges as I can that I think I could realistically play at. I want to find some that I really like."

"I've talked to Missouri and Nebraska recently," Springer continued. "I camped at both."

He spoke about his time on both campuses.

"Missouri wants me to keep in contact with them," Springer noted. "They want me to come back to all of their camps. They had me come in and test for them last week. Nebraska wants to see me up there quite a bit the next few years. They want to continue to build the relationships with me."

"They're both prestigious schools. I would definitely love to play for both of them. I grew up a Missouri fan but I really like Nebraska. I loved their facilities and everything they have going on up there."

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