COLUMBIA, Mo. – Neither of the two wide receivers in Missouri’s signing class made it to preseason camp.
O’Shae Clark will transfer, coach Barry Odom said after Thursday's practice. That comes after Da'Ron Davis, a Lee's Summit North graduate, didn't academically qualify.
Clark hadn't been at practice this week, and Odom said Tuesday he was suspended for violating a team rule. Now, he’s on the move.
"We wish him the best and hope he graduates and has a very, very productive life," Odom said. "We're helping him find out where he wants to go."
JUCO UPDATE: Odom said junior college transfer defensive tackle Walter Palmore is in town and has undergone his physical but is waiting to be cleared for practice by the NCAA and MU compliance. Malik Young, another junior college transfer defensive tackle, is not yet on campus. He’s also in need of clearance from the NCAA eligibility center in Indianapolis. Defensive tackle Rashad Brandon, a junior college transfer who participated in spring camp, remained withheld from practice while he waits for the NCAA to finalize his eligibility.
“I’m tapping my toe,” Odom said. “I’ve learned patience, and I’m continuing to learn it.”
WINGO OUT: Wide receiver Ray Wingo is not participating in camp due to academic reasons.
BALLOT BOX: Odom has a vote in the Amway Coaches Poll. The preseason rankings came out Thursday. The voting board is comprised of 65 head coaches. Of course, there’s the belief that many of those coaches don’t actually fill out their ballot and instead have a sports information director do it.
Odom said that’s not the case with his ballot.
“My name’s on the thing. I vote,” Odom said.