Mizzou lands commitment from Texas WR, son of Tigers assistant coach
It has been a productive Thursday on the recruiting trail for Mizzou coach Eliah Drinkwitz. Hours after landing a pledge from a Tennessee tight end, the Tigers added a Texas wide receiver with a close connection to the staff. Chance Luper, son of Tigers running backs coach Curtis Luper, announced his commitment to MU on Thursday via social media.
Luper originally committed to Boise State on Oct. 30, 2019, but did not sign with the Broncos during December’s Early Signing Period. Mizzou extended an offer to Luper on Dec. 18, around the time Curtis was hired as one of Drinkwitz’s assistants. At the end of the recruiting dead period, Luper announced his decommitment from Boise State. Virginia extended a late offer on Jan. 17, but Chance’s official visit to Columbia this past weekend appears to have sealed the deal.
Luper, who also competes in track and field, is a 3-star recruit on the 247Sports Composite. The Fort Worth Christian athlete is rated the No. 154 Texas product, No. 171 wide receiver and No. 1,167 prospect overall in the class of 2020. He had 16 other offers, including Boston College, Cal, Kansas, Louisville and Wake Forest.
Mizzou’s 2020 class now has four verbal commitments to go along with 11 signees and Virginia Tech transfer Damon Hazelton.
Luper’s highlights and commitment announcement can be viewed below:
— ٩ (@chanceluper) January 31, 2020