Mizzou is embracing the move of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC, and Mizzou recruiting coordinator Casey Woods has worked out the company line already.

He echoed coach Eli Drinkwitz comments that it puts the Tigers in a competitive position, and that it proves that everybody wants to play in the SEC, including blue blood programs like the Sooners and Longhorns.

“Everyone wants to come to the SEC,” Woods said. “I don’t think there’s a question anymore the conference that the best of the best ought to be wanting to play in.”

At SEC Media Days, Drinkwitz gave his version of the recruiting pitch.

“If you can attract a couple of really good schools to come play, that’s great,” Drinkwitz said. “I immediately called my athletic director in Jim and told him that if the commissioner changes and adds two games to our schedule, I think we all understand that Mark Womack is going to put both Texas and OU on Mizzou’s schedule moving forward. So we’re ready for any challenge that is thrown at us.”

Mizzou continues to prioritize in-state recruits, and that will appear to stay the same even with the expanded SEC.