Mizzou is bringing in an elite 2022 recruiting class, but it appears some of those guys are going to have to contribute sooner than expected.

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On Thursday, the Tigers got some shocking news, as talented freshman DT Mekhi Wingo reportedly entered the transfer portal.

Power Mizzou broke the news on Twitter on Thursday morning:

Wingo had been praised by coach Eli Drinkwitz and several Tiger assistants for his solid 2021 campaign, in which he recorded 27 tackles (2 for a loss), 1 sack and also had an interception that he returned 40 yards for a touchdown.

This loss comes the same week the Tigers announced they’d landed Jayden Jernigan, a transfer defensive tackle from Oklahoma State. Jernigan and Darius Robinson will be counted on to fill the interior defensive line roles in 2022 now.