Blue Springs, Mo., offensive lineman James Stigall has been focused on his senior season until now. With the season ending loss last week to Rockhurst, the three-star guard can now turn his attention to which school he will be playing for in college.
“I could just say I don’t know anything,” Blue Springs coach Kelly Donohoe said. “That would probably be accurate as of a few days ago. He is down to four schools really, I think. There might be a fifth one there, too. He is looking hard at Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Wisconsin. I’m not sure who the fifth school would be right now if I had to say it.”
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Stigall has scheduled most of his official visits.
“He wants to get a good feel for the schools,” Donohoe said. “He is planning on taking the trips and seeing the schools, coaches and programs up close.”
Stigall’s first trip is to Manhattan this weekend.
“He’s going to Kansas State this weekend,” the coach said. “That is his first trip. He also is going to visit Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin.”
Kansas will host Stigall the weekend of Dec. 3 and Missouri will have their chance to entertain the next week (Dec. 10).
“I don’t know if he has a date set for Wisconsin or not, but he will be visiting there, I do know.”
Donohoe believes whoever lands Stigall will be putting a great addition on their team.
"James is the best lineman in the city," he said. "He has great feet, long arms and he is very intelligent. He has a great passion for the game and he'll be a great player in college.
"He is the best kid I have ever coached as a lineman. He is also a great kid off of the field. He is legitimately a tremendous kid. He will be a great leader for whoever is lucky enough to get him."