Missouri’s recruiting efforts suffered a blow just days before National Signing Day.
Three-star wide receiver Jafar Armstrong from Bishop Miege High School (Mission, Kan.) announced his de-commitment from the Tigers on Sunday.
“I’d like to thank The University of Missouri coaching staff, players, and fans for bringing me in as one of their own these past 7 months, but after much thinking and talking it over with my parents, I have decided to decommit and open up my recruitment,” Armstrong wrote via Twitter. “I hope everyone at Mizzou understands I have to do what’s best for me and I wish nothing but the best for them. I have been a fan of Mizzou since I was little and that will not change. It’s just time for me to get out of Missouri and start my new life as a young man. Thank you and God Bless.”
Armstrong, who holds 11 reported offers, took an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend and visited with the Minnesota staff last weekend.
The Fighting Irish are viewed as the favorite to land his services with 87 percent of recruiting analysts pegging him to Notre Dame, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball projections.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound recruit had been committed to Missouri since June. Armstrong was rated as the Tigers’ second-best recruit, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, behind 3-star athlete Daron Davis.
Armstrong was viewed as the nation’s No. 68 wide receiver and the state of Kansas’ No. 3 overall prospect.
Missouri now holds 21 commitments/signees in its 2017 class, which ranked No. 47 nationally and No. 12 in the SEC.