A.J. Ofodile has proven his value to the Missouri football program over the previous two seasons as an off-the-field assistant, serving as the director of recruiting operations for the program. Heading into 2018, Ofodile now has an opportunity to do even more for the Tigers.

In early January, Barry Odom promoted Ofodile as his 10th assistant. Ofodile played at Missouri from 1991-93 before heading to the NFL. His pro career lasted six seasons in the league.

“A.J. has been a very vital member of our staff the past two years,” Odom said back in January. “I’ve leaned on his input in a lot of areas, and he’s constantly made our program better. He’s a loyal guy who cares about our kids and making Mizzou the best it can be. I’m excited to have him on board with our coaching staff, and am looking forward to how he can help us improve.”

Heading into his first spring as an on-the-field assistant, Ofodile recently expressed his gratitude to return to the field and his eagerness at the opportunity to take his relationship to another level with Mizzou recruits. Now as an on-the-field coach, Ofodile will have the ability to go in-home with prospects during contact periods.

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