The Missouri Tigers reached into the state of Alabama and landed a nice commitment from dual-threat QB James Foster.

Foster, from Montgomery, Alabama, is rated as a three-star, the country’s No. 17 dual-threat signal caller and the state of Alabama’s No. 16 overall prospect for the class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Foster tweeted out his commitment with the following statement:

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Foster boasted offers from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi State amongĀ others, and it’s an impressive haul for head coach Barry Odom. Obviously, anytime any team goes into Alabama and gets a talented prospect, it’s a big pull.

Missouri needs playmakers in the future after Drew Lock leaves, and Foster will certainly get his chance. Obviously, National Signing Day is nearly 10 months away, but to get a commitment this early in the cycle bodes well for the class. It gives Odom and Mizzou’s staff someone to build its class around.

Here are Foster’s junior highlights: