Michael Porter Sr. reportedly is coming to Missouri.
Shortly after hinting via Twitter that he had accepted an offer to join the Tigers’ coaching staff, Porter confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter on Thursday that he has agreed in principle to come to Mizzou. The development is significant, considering that Porter’s son, top recruit Michael Porter Jr., said “it’d be big” in his recruitment process if his father accepted the Missouri job.
BREAKING: Michael Porter Sr. confirms that he has agreed in principle to join Cuonzo Martin's Missouri coaching staff.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 23, 2017
It remains to be seen what will come of the younger Porter. But this development definitely helps Missouri’s case in trying to secure his services.
The Tigers are looking for a jolt after finishing 8-24 this past season. Missouri hasn’t appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2013.
Porter’s situation has been dramatic to follow in recent days. He was released from his letter of intent from Washington, and he said he also was considering Virginia and Oklahoma in addition to the Missouri option.
Drawing the younger Porter to Missouri would be one of the most exciting recruiting victories for the Tigers in recent memory. Thursday was a good day for Tigers basketball.