A four-year recruitment came to an end today when Dorial Green-Beckham committed to the University of Missouri at 9:17 a.m. today at Springfield Hillcrest High School. While Missouri's transition to the SEC (and the loss of Barry Odom) has resulted in a bit of an up-and-down class overall, the star power is strong with Green-Beckham, Evan Boehm, Maty Mauk and others.
If nothing else, this sends an incredible message that Missouri can continue to bring in the type of talent they need to continue a run that has included 48 wins in five years. The transition was awkward, and there were far more de-commits than Mizzou is used to seeing, but there is plenty of reason to be excited.
We'll have more to come later, of course, and there are a few more letters of intent expected as the day progresses.
Mizzou Signees, Class of 2012 (To Date)
OL Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, MO)
DB Torey Boozer (Everman, TX)
DL Harold Brantley (Hershey, PA)
WR/DB Levi Copelin (Broken Arrow, OK)
DB Chaston Cuffee (Cleburne, TX)
TE Sean Culkin (Largo, FL)
DB John Gibson (Missouri City, TX)
LB Markus Golden (St. Louis, MO, via Hutchinson C.C.)
WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, MO)
RB Russell Hansbrough (Arlington, TX)
DL Rickey Hatley (Atlanta, TX)
QB Maty Mauk (Kenton, OH)
LB Donavin Newsome (St. Louis, MO)
LB Michael Scherer (St. Louis, MO)
RB Morgan Steward (Kansas City, MO)
DB Ka'Ra Stewart (O'Fallon, IL)
OL Jordan Williams (Denton, TX)
DL Evan Winston (Muskegon Heights, MI)