Mizzou’s season was filled with drama in 2015. And right now the Tigers only have 12 commitments heading into January.

It began with Maty Mauk’s suspension and escalated quickly. There were social issues on campus and the football team threatened to miss a game. Gary Pinkel eventually retired, revealing he had lymphoma. The offense could never find a flow.

And the list goes on and on.

It’s no surprise that the Tigers currently rank dead last in the SEC in recruiting.

But new coach Barry Odom may have the ability to sway potential prospects. His first commitment was four-star DE Marvin Terry of Dallas.

So far, Mizzou only has one other four-star recruit locked in for next season. Natereace Strong is the No. 2 RB prospect in the nation and 15th overall prospect in the country.

ASSESSING MIZZOU’S 2016 CLASS

Current commits or enrollees: 12 (avg. star 3.08)
Current big-name targets: Five-star S Brandon Jones, 5-star RB Mecole Hardman Jr.
Biggest positions of need: QB, WR, OL, CB 
National/SEC rank: 58/14

NOTABLE COMMITS

NameRtingPos.Hometown
Natereace Strong****RBEast St. Louis, Ill.
Marvin Terry****DEDallas, Texas
Royce Newman***OTNashville, Ill.
Tre Williams***DEColumbia, Mo.