Former Oklahoma running back Alex Ross appears headed to Missouri, but nothing is set in stone just yet.
PowerMizzou.com reports that Ross has signed a financial aid agreement with the school, but that agreement doesn’t bind him to the school. However, the report also notes that Ross is not expected to take any more visits. As a graduate transfer, Ross would be eligible to play immediately for the Tigers.
There’s one more caveat to this story, per PowerMizzou.com:
A source told me earlier this week that #Mizzou's staff will feel safer about Alex Ross' transfer once he signs a lease.
— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) May 15, 2016
Missouri ranked 120th of 127 FBS teams in rushing offense in 2015, and one of its top running backs from a year ago in Russell Hansbrough has exhausted his eligibility. That could give a player like the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Ross a chance to earn some meaningful playing time alongside Ish Witter, who led the team in rushing with 518 yards in 2015.
Ross had two 100-yard rushing performances as a Sooner, including one in 2015, when he rushed 14 times for 103 yards in a blowout win over Kanas. Ross’ other 100-yard outing came in 2014 against Iowa State.