While it's still early in the recruiting for the 2023 class we have talked to Famous McVay and Samuel M'Pemba . There are plenty of other local athletes that have started to generate some real recruiting heat . Jahkai Lang is one of those players . The 6'3" 235 LB weakside defensive end started picking up some major offers over the last couple of months and with his showing at numerous camps his stock is rising. Playing for Troy-Buchanan just outside St Louis he's already turned heads as a sophomore . Very young but already possessing good size and quickness this young man plays sideline to sideline. Expect really big things from this young athlete over the next couple of years.
1 It's still early, you have 2 years left but this last month you started picking up some really nice offers including Mizzou . How are you feeling about your early recruitment, do any of the programs stand out ?
Jahkai Like you said it's early but the SEC schools stick out because that's always been my goal .
2 You've stood out in a number of camps , give us an idea what it's like to attend camp and what stands out to you .
Jahkai I like attending camps and showing what I have but learning new things from coaches stands out to me .
3 Marquis Gracial verbally committed to Mizzou and Travion Ford and Mekhi Wingo are in the fold , will that influence your decision ?
Jahkai It's definitely something that stands out because I know a couple of the guys but I wouldn't say it influences it a whole lot .
4 Tell us what you believe are your strengths and what you are working on .
Jahkai A strength I have is being versatile . I feel like I could play almost any position in the box . I'm working on hand placement and change of direction .
5 Do you have any personal goals for next season ?
Jahkai I wanna be All State and All American.
6 Have you had a chance to think about what you want to study in college yet ?
Jahkai I've thought about finance but honestly I don't know yet .
7 Have you got to know any of the Mizzou staff yet ?
Jahkai I've talked to Coach Smith and I plan to get to know them better this summer .
8 Favorite meal ?
Jahkai Chicken and Waffles .
9 Best movie all time ?
Jahkai Paid In Full or Menace 2 Society .
10 Favorite football player to watch ?
Jahkai Khalil Mack .
11 One thing you would really like to do see ?
Jahkai I wanna see the Northern Lights .
12 Tell me one thing most people don't know about you .
Jahkai I love nature .
Jahkai is definitely already a very talented football player but he's also a hard worker and a great teammate . Let's hope we get to see him in Columbia in a couple of years .