November 26, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers mascot Truman watches play in the second half of the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Jake Campos commits to Missouri


Missouri received another commitment from a four-star recruit, as their 2013 class continues to grow. The Tigers are landing commitments from top players and have a great recruiting class early on. Offensive lineman Jake Campos is the 12th and most recent commit to Mizzou, and he is a top 40 tackle.

“Everyone told me I needed to go to Iowa because they put tackles in the NFL,” Campos said. “Or go to Iowa State, because of Coach (Paul) Rhoads. I think you need to go where you feel most comfortable. For me, that was Missouri.”

Jake Campos hails from Des Moines, Iowa and is arguably the best player in the state of Iowa. The four-star recruit is also one of the top 250 players in the 2013 recruiting class and one of the top 60 in the region.

The physical run blocker holds offers from Missouri (of course), Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon, Purdue, and Vanderbilt. Jake Campos has an ESPN Scout Grade of 76 and a 247Sports rating of 88.

At 6’7″ and weighing in at 250 pounds, Jake Campos has great height for the position. As said above, he is physical and keeps on mauling as a run blocker, which is his strong suit.

He has some flaws in his technique and needs lower pad level in certain scenarios. But overall, Campos is a player who can be a solid tackle at the college level and be a quality starter in year two. He needs to bulk up and get stronger, but his physical play and top run blocking ability shows that he’s already a productive tackle. Missouri has a dietician coach who will help Campos gain the weight he needs- muscle, not fat- and was important in his decision.

Earlier, Missouri received a commitment from fellow top tackle Clay Rhodes, who is also a great run blocker. The team is looking to add four offensive linemen in this recruiting class, and they already have two talented ones in the fold.




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