Missouri will complete its recruiting class today during National Signing Day, bringing to a close a tumultuous final few weeks of this year’s cycle. The football program is on track to sign 20 players for the recruiting class of 2017, bringing the grand total of newcomers to 23.
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Missouri National Signing Day storylines, preview
It’s unusual for a school to have so many players shuffling on and off the commitment list this close to National Signing Day, but late interest by other schools forced the coaching staff into adjusting on the fly.
The Tigers usually make a little more hay inside their home state, but Da’Ron Davis is the lone Missouri native in this recruiting class.
So, while the star ratings might not be what some fans would like to see, it’s not a bad group. Consider this: Mizzou had to cast its net a bit wider than usual to offset a down year for top-level in-state prospects.
Here are a couple of other things to watch today.
- Will there be a late push to snare another receiver? — With the recent losses of Elijah Gardner (Ohio State) and Jafar Armstrong (Notre Dame), Davis and newly committed O’Shae Clark are the only wide receivers among Tigers pledges. Strange things happen sometimes on National Signing Day, and players occasionally become available.
- How does Barry Odom’s first full class compare to recent years? — Right now, this class is 48th nationally and 12th in the SEC in the 247Sports composite rankings. In 2016, the Tigers were 43rd overall and 13th in the conference. The year before, they were 25th nationally and 12th in the conference.
Missouri 2017 recruiting class
|3-star ATH||Da’Ron Davis||20||Kansas City, Mo.|
|3-star C||Case Cook||5||Carrollton, Ga.|
|3-star OLB||Aubrey Miller||36||Memphis|
|3-star T||Hyrin White||59||DeSoto, Texas|
|3-star DT||Walter Palmore||7 (JC)||Thatcher, Ariz.|
|3-star CB||Terry Petry||65||Missouri City, Texas|
|3-star T||Pompey Coleman||68||Indianapolis|
|3-star DE||Nate Anderson||8 (JC)||Roswell, N.M.|
|3-star QB||Taylor Powell||33||Fayetteville, Ark.|
|3-star TE||Logan Christopherson||38||Lemont, Ill.|
|3-star CB||Adam Sparks||93||Geismer, La.|
|3-star LB||Jamal Brooks||42||Bessemer, Ala.|
|3-star DT||Rashad Brandon||14 (JC)||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|3-star RB||Larry Roundtree III||57||Raleigh|
|3-star S||Jordan Ulmer||89||Bellevue, Mich.|
|3-star DE||Chris Turner||67||Hammond, La.|
|3-star RB||Isaiah Miller||29||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|3-star S||Joshuah Bledsoe||107||Houston|
|3-star G||Larry Broom||82||Bloomfield Hill, Mich.|
|3-star S||Tyree Gillespie||140||Ocala, Fla.|
|3-star DT||Kobie Whiteside||129||Houston|
|3-star G||Yasir Durant||3 (JC)||Yuma, Ariz.|
|unranked WR||O’Shae Clark||N/A||Cypress, Texas|
|3-star RB||Travell Lumpkin||99||Cibolo, Texas|