STOCK RISERS | Missouri’s December showcase attendees making waves this offseason (2026)
Six Star Football takes a look at rising prospects to watch
STOCK RISERS | Missouri’s December showcase attendees making waves this offseason (2026) — Six Star Football takes a look at several prospects of Missouri’s top RB prospects in the rising sophomore class to watch this offseason.
☑️SHOWCASE EVENTS Six Star Football will be hosting the Oklahoma Showcase on April 2 in Broken Arrow, and the Nebraska Showcase on April 16 in Omaha, offering prospects an opportunity to be seen by coaches and Six Star scouts, compete against elite prospects and earn an invite to TheFINALS All-America Showcase.
Maqel Campbell, 5-7, 152, RB, 2026, St. Mary’s@ImKelshiesty
A very shifty player on the field for St. Mary’s out of the backfield, one of those speed threats looking to make a big name that can make some big plays, a player that is one of the risers on the St. Louis radar and one of those guys that can use his athletic frame for this power running also, may not be big but is very strong as a runner.
Zemar Cheatam, 5-9, 160 ,RB, 2026, Liberty@Yung_african_1
A very fast play maker and special teams guy also, young player on the rise that can make you miss and has the speed you like to see in the lineup to make the big plays happen and bust some big runs for the offense to make the team go, younger player on the rise to watch out for and one of the names from the Midwest Showcase in St. Joseph this past December to watch out for in the coming season.
Emmanuel Ellis, 5-5, 150, RB, 2026, Cardinal Ritter@mightymanny40
One of those very athletic built players, you have to like Ellis for becoming one of the young rising stars in the coming years for the 2022 state champions at Cardinal Ritter, Ellis showed a lot of pure speed and was one of the names to know on the radar we have seen this Winter. Ellis may not be big in stature but we could see him being a big offensive speed slot and WR to watch for in the open field with separation and speed on the radar to watch out for.
Adam Gisler, 5-8, 160, RB, 2026, Platte County@adamgisler1
A player that can get get out and make some runs to the outside, has the speed to break open and be a gainer and can also be a hard to bring down runner also. Gisler is 5-8, 160 and is one of those runners that can make some big runs and is a good see the field in front of him then bounce to the inside or outside for the best running lanes to make some big runs happen. A younger player on the rise that has some impressive speed and can turn up some big runs for the offense at Platte County.
Kalaun Grace, 5-9, 174, RB, 2026, SLUH@_kalaunnn
An athletic looking player on the rise from SLUH, one of the younger running backs looking to have a big future in the coming years, and will be looking to use his speed and vision to make guys miss, and is one of those guys that will be looking to be a back that can make you miss and hit the holes quickly as one of the rising offensive weapons to have on the radar at SLUH. Has the speed and athletic skillset to be an offensive back and radar maker to know for 2023.
Kendal Hammond, 6-1, 195, RB, 2026, South Shelby@kendalhammond33
One of the most talented running backs in the class of 2026 at the 6Star Football Winter Showcases, a freshman that got it done on the football field at South Shelby this past 2022 season. Hammond had a 12 game total of 1638 rushing yards with 17 touchdowns and had eight yards per carry average with 240 receiving yards and had three receiving touchdowns and averaged 17 yards per catch. Has a nice combination of speed and power, and reports a 4.6 time in the 40 yard dash and weight room numbers of 315 clean, Squat 465, Bench 315, Deadlift 545.
Jaylen Mack, 155, RB, 2026, Liberty@jaylen_mack26
Mack was a very impressive looking athlete and a player that made the FINALS with his impressive outing at the Midwest Showcase in St. Joseph this past December, Mack had some of the top footwork at the event, very impressive fast feet and one of those guys that will be hard to handle on the football field this upcoming season, a very impressive player and athlete looking to make a big name this year and that will be one of the hot rising talents at running back to have on the radar.
Jacob Smith, 5-7, 150, RB, 2026, Parkway West@JacobSmith2026
A very good athlete, Smith is a three sport athlete for Parkway West and a player that is a hard worker and dedicated player to his craft, looking to be a source of a lot of big runs in 2023 for the rushing attack at Parkway West. Smith can do a little bit of everything at a very high level, from footwork, to power, to making guys miss and being a in and out of the lanes movement back that can keep his feet moving and make the guys miss or power through tackles.
Jordan Taylor, 5-9, 172, RB,2026, SLUH@Jaytay907
Taylor punched his ticket to the FINALS with a great showing at the 6Star Football Showcase in St. Louis this winter and this SLUH running back has shown that he is one of the top young names to know among running backs on the radar this season. One of those guys that can turn up the field and really turn on the speed in a big time way and has the ability to get north and south quickly. Taylor has another gear to his speed and game and some of the top open field acceleration that we have seen among the top STL backs to have on the hot talent radar for 2023.