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Football recruiting is an inexact science. Players who have outstanding seasons as underclassmen get the early publicity and top rankings, while those who were injured or played roles on teams that prevented them from standing out must wait to prove themselves. St. Louis receiver Brandon Sheperd played on a running team last year, so he is not well known yet.

Brandon Sheperd didn't have a lot of passes come his way this past season at Parkway Central in Chesterfield, Missouri. "Last season really wasn't a good season for me because I didn't really get the ball as much as I wanted to. We were 6-4, but we were real run-heavy. The only thing we receivers can do is block." But he made the most of his chances. "When I did get the ball, I made the...

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