Missouri has picked up its first commitment for the 2024 recruiting class, landing a pledge from an in-state tight end Saturday afternoon.

The player is Whit Hafer, a 6-foot-7 prospect out of Joplin High School. Hafer held other offers from Kansas, Kansas State and UNLV at the time of his commitment to the Tigers.

“Thankful and blessed to announce my commitment to The University of Missouri,” wrote Hafer in his announcement.

Listed at 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, Hafer has gone unrated by the composite rankings. 247 Sports lists Hafer as a 3-star prospect, the No. 32 TE nationally and the 15th player out of Missouri for the cycle.

Hafer becomes Missouri’s first commitment in the 2024 recruiting class as the Tigers look to build for the future. Eli Drinkwitz and his staff signed the 33rd recruiting class in the nation for 2023, and we’ll see if Mizzou can top that number for 2024.

Here’s a look at what Hafer brings to the table via his Hudl highlights: