Missouri’s 2018 recruiting had gotten off to a slow start this summer. For most of the last couple of months, the Tigers were sitting at just five commitments, and fans were beginning to get frustrated with the pace of it all.
But over the past few days, the Tigers have flipped the narrative. First, linebacker Cameron Wilkins hopped aboard. Next, it was Michigan cornerback Vincent Gray making the pledge. But on Sunday afternoon, Barry Odom pulled in his biggest get of the weekend (at least so far): Alabama safety Cam Taylor:
— Cam Taylor™🙏🏾 (@_TheCamJuice4) July 23, 2017
Taylor’s commitment, just like that of Wilkins and Gray, comes on the heels of Missouri’s annual Night at the Zou event, in which the Tigers bring in some of their top targets from across the country. Evidentally, Odom and his staff must have made a strong impression on Taylor, who has long been the program’s top choice at the safety position.
According to 247Sports, Taylor is a three-star prospect, hailing from Montgomery, Ala. Mizzou has made the Montgomery area a priority in this recruiting cycle, having already landed the commitment of four-star quarterback James Foster — a player most consider the centerpiece of Missouri’s 2018 class.
Taylor is choosing Missouri offers from several other top programs, including Michigan, Mississippi State, and others. He is the Tigers’ first commitment at safety, and their eighth overall.