After a few weeks with no action, Missouri recruiting gained a commitment this week for its 2017 class. The Tigers landed a 3-star safety to increase their haul of defensive prospects.
Where Missouri’s 2017 recruiting class is ranked
Despite growing in size, the Missouri recruiting class slipped four spots to No. 41 in 247Sports.com’s national rankings among the 2017 classes. The class lacks a blue-chip commitment.
The Tigers are 12th in the SEC, ahead of Mississippi and Vanderbilt. The class includes 20 commitments and one junior college signee.
Who are Missouri’s top 2017 commitments
ATH Daron Davis (Kansas City, Mo.), 3-star
WR Jafar Armstrong (Mission, Kans.), 3-star
C Case Cook (Carrollton, Ga.), 3-star
OLB Aubrey Miller (Memphis, Tenn.), 3-star
OT Hyrin Wright (DeSoto, Texas), 3-star
Who committed to the Tigers this week?
Jordan Ulmer, a 3-star safety from Bellevue, Mich., was once an Iowa State commit. He chose the Cyclones last summer, but this fall Missouri and Minnesota came knocking. Ulmer de-committed from Iowa State in early December, putting him in a two-team race for his services. He visited Mizzou a few days after he de-committed from Iowa State, and the Tigers beat out the Gophers to land him.
Who de-committed from Missouri this week?
The Tigers didn’t lose any commits this week and have only two de-commitments so far.
Who are Missouri’s top uncommitted targets?
Just five months ago 4-star wide receiver Jeff Thomas of East St. Louis, Ill., was said to be leaning toward Missouri. Now, as National Signing Day approaches on Feb. 1, the Tigers have all but fallen out of the mix for the recruit.
Thomas will visit Oregon, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee in the coming weeks. The Vols seem to be the new SEC front-runner to land Thomas, who says he favors Illinois.
The Tigers remain in the running for 4-star defensive end Chester Graves of Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill). Misssouri and Ole Miss are Graves’ projected front-runners.
The Tigers are scheduled to have a visit from 3-star offensive tackle Jordan Rhodes of Fairburn, Ga., on Jan. 27.
Dual-threat quarterback (1)
Running back (2)
Receiver/tight end (3)
Offensive line (5)
Defensive end (2)
Defensive tackle (1)
Defensive back (4)
Geography of Missouri’s 2017 recruiting class
New Jersey (1)
North Carolina (1)
All rankings come via the 247Sports composite rankings unless otherwise noted.