Missouri is making a late addition to its Class of 2016 at a dire position of need.
Lineman Darvis Holmes joined Mizzou on Sunday night after paying an official visit to campus this weekend. Holmes officially announced he would be joining the Tigers Sunday evening. The story was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter.
It's A Done Deal ! I Will Further My Athletic & Academic Career At The University Of Missouri ! ??? All Glory To The Boss Man Up Stairs?
— Darvis Holmes (@ThatDamnDeebo) June 12, 2016
The Hinesville, Ga., native graduated from Long County High School last month. Matter reports Holmes likely will play defensive tackle or offensive guard in college after being a two-way starter in high school. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman told Matter other prominent schools stayed away amid eligibility concerns, but Holmes told Matter he should be eligible to enroll at Mizzou as early as this week.
Holmes is a pivotal addition for coach Barry Odom. Missouri has been depleted within the trenches after four offensive linemen left the program since the beginning of the year. Mizzou’s most experienced returning lineman, junior Nate Crawford, underwent back surgery in the spring.