Eli Drinkwitz discusses Sam Horn's MLB Draft prospects, how that led to adding Jack Abraham to Mizzou QB room
Eli Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers have potentially a 4-way quarterback battle heading into fall camp.
Returning to the team from last year’s squad are Brady Cook and Tyler Macon. Joining those 2 are Mississippi State transfer Jack Abraham and 4-star freshman Sam Horn.
However, Horn will face a difficult choice over the summer, as he’s also a top baseball prospect and figures to hear his name called at some point in the 2022 MLB Draft. On Thursday, Drinkwitz discussed Horn’s baseball prospects and how that led the Tigers to bringing in Abraham:
#Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz says that QB Sam Horn will have a big decision to make in July when the MLB Draft rolls around.
Horn could get drafted, so he would need to chose between that and a future at MU ⤵️ Drink says he's had conversations with his family about it. pic.twitter.com/hSty4RwZIh
— Nathalie Jones (@NathalieABC17) June 2, 2022
“I’m not naive to the fact that Sam is going to have a difficult choice in front of him in mid-July, as he is an unbelievable baseball player with the ability to get drafted,” Drinkwitz said. “He’s going to have to make a decision on which sport he wants to pursue in the future. I’ve met with his family and him and we believe he’s got a great, unbelievable future here as both a football player and a baseball player within the Mizzou football and baseball families. That’s what we’re pushing him on.
“But I’m also not naive to the fact that he could choose to pursue a career in the major leagues. I could not stay status quo and only have 2 quarterbacks on the roster with experience.”
We’ll see what happens in July at the MLB Draft, but both Mizzou football and baseball fans are hoping to see Horn on campus this fall.