On Friday, Barry Odom and the Missouri Tigers landed a massive commitment for the class of 2017.

Adam Bay — the nation’s top…long snapper…committed to the Tigers. An Arizona native, Bay opted for Mizzou over offers from Wyoming, Memphis, and New Mexico State.

While a long snapper won’t (necessarily) garner many press clippings, landing Bay is a boon for the Tigers’ program. Special teams are a very significant and underrated entity within every football team. Having a consistent snapper on both punts and field-goal attempts is extremely important.

Additionally, these long snappers often come in as true freshmen and impact right away.

Bay likely won’t throw any touchdowns. The odds of him making a bone-crunching tackle also aren’t high. However, he certainly has the ability to become a key cog in the Mizzou special teams unit early in his career.