Goal No. 15: LEADERSHIP. Everyone can set the example.
#15 Zach Reuter
Position: Wide Receiver
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Zachary Cale Reuter (b. March 14, 1996) is a talented wide receiver who played as a true freshman in 2015 on both offense and special teams. He will compete for starting duties at one of the wide receiver positions in 2016.
Reuter originally signed with K-State in 2014, but deferred his enrollment to the spring of 2015. He started over Dominique Heath for the Purple team in the 2016 spring game and caught three passes for 23 yards.
He played for Rock Bridge High School under head coach A.J. Ofodile and was a unanimous first-team all-state selection by the Missouri Football Coaches Association, which also named him to the all-district team.
Reuter also was selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team and named The Columbia Daily Tribune's Offensive Player of the Year after hauling in 81 catches for 1,545 yards and 24 touchdowns.
His receiving yardage ranks sixth in state history, while he finished two touchdowns shy of tying the state record held by former Missouri and Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Reuter totaled 140 receptions in his two-year varsity career, and broke school career records for yards (2,317) and touchdowns (33). He was named all-district as a junior and also competed in basketball.
Last season, Reuter played in 11 games, including a start in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Arkansas.
He caught six passes for 47 yards and had season highs in catches (three), yards (27), and long catch (12) against the Razorbacks. He also hauled in a 9-yard reception against TCU and a 10-yard catch at Texas Tech.
Many did not expect Reuter to make much of an impact at the collegiate level — he had no stars on Rivals.com — but I think his high school production speaks for itself. If nothing else, I hope he does become very successful mostly so we can make fun of Mizzou for not locking him up when he grew up in their back yard.