Missouri once again tapped into the resources in its own backyard to get a very good player for the future. Zumwalt West running back Carl Gettis orally committed to the Tigers coaching staff and will join the team next fall.
Gettis transferred to Zumwalt West from Ezell-Harding High School in Tennessee this year. He chose Mizzou over Miami-Ohio, Kansas, and Kansas State. There are a lot of good high school prospects around the St. Louis area, but Gettis was able to garner some attention with his 983 yards on 134 carries and 19 touchdowns. He even plays a little defense collecting three interceptions this year.
Gettis, an outstanding athlete, has the option of playing several positions at the next level. He will have to decide between running back, wide receiver, or defensive back. With a young receiving core coming back next season and the same situation in the secondary, it might be wise for Gettis to try his hand at carrying the football.