Missouri commit on Barry Odom promotion: “I just can’t wait”
MARRERO, La. — Many of Missouri’s commits have remained in limbo as the university searched for its next coach.
Count 3-star athlete Caron Baham one of them.
With the promotion of Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom to coach late Thursday night, Baham felt reassured with his commitment.
“I know he’s a great coach and person,” Baham said. “Really, the whole staff is. I just can’t wait to go up and visit and get to know him (Odom) more.”
Baham, who is recovering from a torn ACL, also holds an offer from Arkansas and is garnering interest from Tennessee.
He remains committed to Missouri, especially as the coaching situation becomes solidified, but mentioned there’s still some potential wiggle room.
“At the time, some things were going on there (at Missouri) that just would have anyone reconsidering at that point of time,” Baham said of Gary Pinkel’s resignation. “It’s still early in recruiting, but I’m a Tiger right now.”
Baham, the No. 40-ranked player in Louisiana, plans to visit Columbia, Mo. in January.