Welcome to ESPNHS Missouri!

Last year, the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year hailed from Missouri in Chaminade's Brad Beal. This year, arguably the country's top football recruit resides here in Hillcrest's Dorial Green-Beckham.

So with that said, a monthly magazine covering the area just didn't seem like enough. That's why with this post, I present to you ESPNHS Missouri, a blog solely devoted to prep sports news in the Show Me State!

Understand, though, this isn't your normal blog. Along with providing the latest sports news, we're going to hit on all kinds of topics, like:

-Weekly state rankings (Yep, we love a good debate)

-Had a monster game? We'll give you some love in our "Got Game" feature

-See if the state's top ballers are living up to the hype as well as who's on the rise with our All-State Teams and Stock Watch

-Bonus content from material that didn't make it into ESPNHS magazine

Those are just a few highlights of what's to come in this space. And as we get things rolling, we like to encourage democracy here at ESPNHS Missouri, so feel free to send me any content ideas you may have, or just leave a comment below. I'm on Twitter (@brandoncparker) and email (brandon.c.parker@espn.com).

Welcome aboard!