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University of Missouri

Missouri wide receiver Kam Scott will transfer, second player to leave under Drinkwitz


Mizzou wide receiver Kam Scott has entered the transfer portal, a team spokesperson confirmed.

Scott is the second player who has decided to transfer from Mizzou coach Eliah Drinkwitz’s program since Drinkwitz took over for former coach Barry Odom. Former Mizzou cornerback Christian Holmes was the first player to transfer, landing at Oklahoma State.

On Feb. 1, according to court records, Scott was charged with four misdemeanors after he was arrested by the Missouri Highway Patrol in Jefferson City: marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without a valid license and speeding by 16-19 mph. He has an April 28 court date.

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A Mizzou spokesperson confirmed the team was aware of the charges.

As a sophomore in 2019, Scott caught 17 passes for 328 yards receiving in 11 games. While he was suited up to play, Scott didn’t see the field against Florida. Odom later said after the game Scott didn’t have the “habits” to play the Gators.

The wide receivers struggled as a unit last year, especially the second half of the season when the Tigers finished 1-5. While Barrett Banister emerged as a threat in the slot, running back Tyler Badie was the most reliable receiving threat.

With Scott’s departure, newcomer Damon Hazelton becomes even more important in Drinkwitz’s offense. The Virginia Tech graduate transfer was an All-ACC performer and projects to be an immediate starter for Mizzou. Of the incoming recruits, the Tigers signed a bulk of newcomers, including JJ Hester, Jay Maclin and Kris Abrams-Draine.

After playing two seasons at Mizzou, Scott, a Manvel, Texas native, will need to sit a year if he transfers, per NCAA rules. If he redshirts this upcoming year in 2020, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.

This story was originally published February 21, 2020 12:06 PM.

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