St. Louis receiver switches to MU

Missouri now has oral commitments from eight of the top 11 in-state football recruits for the Class of 2008.

Wes Kemp, a wide receiver out of St. Louis DeSmet previously pledged to Wisconsin, told on Monday he’s switched to the Tigers.

“I called coach (Gary) Pinkel today,” Kemp said. “He said it was big news and he said this recruiting class is one of the best they've had.”

It was the second huge pickup by a previously committed Missouri prep star. Earlier, Blaine Gabbert, Parkway West quarterback, switched from Nebraska to the Tigers.

Gabbert is the No. 1 rated prep player in Missouri, Kemp is the fifth. MU recruits tight end Andrew Jones out of Smithville, defensive end Alden Smith out of Raytown and running back Drew Temple out of Rockhurst are the Nos. 3, 6 and 11-rated players in Missouri according to