Originally Posted by HolyHandgernade
Also, OU might have its own "transformer" QB in the Bell-dozer. He was a highly rated QB in high school. The evolution of the Linebacker QB:
Tim Tebow - runs hard, jump pass, average passer
Colin Klein - runs hard, decent passer
Blake Bell - runs hard, could be a great passer
The Missouri coaching staff thought Bell was a better prospect than Blaine Gabbert, coming out of HS. It wouldn't surprise me to see Bell go Beast Mode next season.
Re: Missouri HS basketball talent fleeing...
Suitcase Mike really screwed Missouri in his last recruiting year.
He got outworked by Billy Donovan for Beale, which is a travesty. BD saw more Chaminade games than Suitcase. Inexcusable.
He didn't work hard on Porter, who probably would have committed early to Mizzou if they'd made him a priority.
He held his nose on Young because he was lazy/bad attitude.
And on McLemore... they made up ground until he went to prep school (at which point his chance of being accepted into a 4-year school directly after HS was about the same as his GPA - practically 0), and then KU went way back out in front.
That class is going to be crippling to look back at, probably as bad as Tyler Hansbrough and Brandon Rush.