Missouri can show you a handful of top prospects

Originally Published: July 30, 2004
By Tom Lemming | Special to ESPN Insider
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When talk turns to recruiting in Missouri, the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are usually the focus. This year is no exception, as a majority of the top prospects hail from those two cities.

While there is no great quarterback in the state this year, like Chase Patton last season, the top signal caller is Ronald Roberts, (6-3, 200) from St. Louis Mehlville. He threw for 1,366 yards and 19 TDs in 2003. Roberts shows good mobility and runs a 4.540. Roberts has heard from a good number of the Big 12 and Big 10 schools, but has no favorite.