Chase Abbington was one of the best–if not the best–signees of the Missouri 2013 class. An outstanding running back originally out of Saint Peters (Mo.), he inked with the Tigers on national signing day. But by fall, he was nowhere to be found.
Academic challenges got in the way and the four-star back needed to head the junior college route and ended up at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He is rated a four-star prospect in the JUCO ranks, and 247Sports.com ranks him the No. 11 JUCO prospect in the nation so far. During the craziness of the 2014 recruiting cycle, quietly rejoined the Tigers’ program as a 2015 commitment.
As a junior college freshman, he rushed for 832 yards and 9 TDs at Hutchinson. Mizzou does have one other commitment for 2015, as highly touted RB Ryan Williams is also on board.