- SEC TEAM RANK: No. 13
- NATIONAL TEAM RANK: No. 39
- LAST YEAR’S FINISH: No. 14 in SEC; No. 43 in nation.
- NO. 1 CURRENT RECRUIT: OL Andy Bauer (No. 155)
- SDS 3-STAR ‘SLEEPER’ STAR: Finis Stribling is a DB out of Tennessee, and has been an unofficial spokesman for the program. He’s very enthusiastic about heading to Mizzou.
- SUM THE DAY UP: It was a relatively quiet day for the Tigers, who were pretty well set coming in anyway. They did manage to hold on to DB Tavon Ross, who Georgia was trying to steal. And 6-foot-4 WR Desean Blair (3-star prospect) was a nice last-second pickup on signing day. Overall though, it was pretty quiet.
- OVERALL: This is a rock solid group. Will it finish in the national top five? Nope. But then again, neither did the past classes that produced the SEC East’s best team in December. It doesn’t seem to matter what the Tigers are ranked. Overall, Missouri was impressive in how it recruited the deep south and Florida, showing it can go toe-to-toe with other SEC schools in relatively new recruiting regions.
Editor’s note: All team and individual ratings referenced by Saturday Down South are according to 247Sports.com’s composite ranking, which averages all services. Team rankings are as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Here’s a look at the current commitments, with ranking and early enrollment details:
|Paul Adams||OL||Nashville, TN||6’6″||270||3|
|Sam Bailey||OL||Lamar, MO||6’5″||245||3|
|Andy Bauer||OL||St. Louis, MO||6’6″||304||4|
|Desean Blair||WR||Jacksonville, FL||6’4”||185||3|
|Kendall Blanton||TE||Blue Springs, MO||6’5″||225||3|
|Walter Brady||DE||Florence, AL||6’4″||245||2|
|Nate Brown||WR||Suwanee, GA||6’3″||215||4|
|Logan Cheadle||DB||Lee’s Summit, MO||5’10″||165||3||YES|
|Kenya Dennis||DB||Raymond, MS||6’0″||190||3||YES|
|Keyon Dilosa||WR||Round Rock, TX||6’3″||195||3|
|Michael Fairchild||OL||Overland Park, KS||6’6″||262||3||YES|
|Darnell Green-Beckham||WR||Springfield, MO||6’5″||175||3|
|Stepfawn Hughes||ATH||Fort Worth, TX||5’9″||165||3|
|Grant Jones||ATH||Columbia, MO||6’3″||216||3|
|Brandon Lee||LB||Indianapolis, IN||6’3″||215||4||YES|
|Lawrence Lee||WR||Pensacola, FL||5’10″||167||3|
|Rocel McWilliams||DE||Pensacola, FL||6’3″||240||3|
|Kevin Pendleton||OL||Lee’s Summit, MO||6’4″||329||3|
|Thomas Richard||WR||Nashville, TN||6’1″||185||3|
|Tavon Ross||DB||Cochran, GA||6’1″||200||3|
|Finis Stribling IV||DB||Thompson’s Station, TN||5’10″||170||3|
|Greg Taylor||DB||East St. Louis, IL||5’10″||181||3|
|Trevon Walters||RB||Bradenton, FL||5’10″||190||3|
|Thomas Wilson||ATH||Buford, GA||5’10″||175||3|
|Raymond Wingo||DB||St. Louis, MO||5’10″||175||3|
|Ish Witter||RB||Tampa, FL||5’8″||190||3|
|Roderick Winters||LB||Arlington, TX||5’11″||196||3|
|Marvin Zanders||QB||Jacksonville, FL||6’1″||175||3|