It has been slow going on the recruiting trail for the Missouri Tigers for the past several weeks. After quarterback James Foster jumped on board in April, it looked like Barry Odom and company had some momentum going, but it didn’t pan out that way. Heading into Friday, Mizzou only had five commitments for the class of 2018.
But on Friday morning, things changed, as linebacker Cameron Wilkins reserved his spot to play for the Tigers next season:
— Cameron Wilkins (@Wilkins_2018) July 21, 2017
Wilkins’ commitment comes, not coincidentally, on the morning of Missouri’s annual Night at the Zou event, in which the Tigers host several prospects from around the country. It the biggest recruiting weekend of the season last year, and figures to be similarly eventful in 2017. Wilkins’ commitment kicks that off in style.
According to 247Sports, the Tigers are getting a 6’1, 234-pound prospect who looks like he could play in the SEC tomorrow. Wilkins is currently ranked as a three-star, and is choosing Missouri over offers from Texas Tech, SMU, Purdue, and several others.