Three-star quarterback Kaden McMullen is joining Missouri State football

Wyatt D. Wheeler
Springfield News-Leader

Bobby Petrino's mission to solidify the quarterback position has added another name into the fold. 

A source told the News-Leader that three-star quarterback Kaden McMullen has enrolled at Missouri State. 

McMullen is a Class of 2021 prospect from Christian High in O'Fallon. He's a 6-foot-4, 202-pounder who held offers from Idaho, Mizzou, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, UNLV and UT Martin.

McMullen was previously signed to play at Alabama A&M. The same source said McMullen has left the school and his eligibility for this upcoming season is uncertain.

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His eligibility may not matter as McMullen would likely need to use the year to develop under Petrino.

The Bears should be set at quarterback for this season following the addition of former Utah State quarterback Jason Shelley — whom Petrino revealed was with the Bears' program on Tuesday. Shelley will compete with sophomores Jaden Johnson and Jake Van Dyne for MSU's starting job this season.

During his senior year, McMullen completed 120-of-194 passes for 1,592 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran the ball 74 times for 351 yards and five touchdowns.

In his junior year, McMullen threw for 2,578 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 70 percent of his passes.

He is the son of Mike McMullen, who was a professional pitcher in the Twins and Giants' organizations. His uncle, Scott McMullen, played quarterback at Ohio State in the early 2000s.

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Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at wwheeler@news-leader.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He's also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.