Mizzou currently has 24 commits in this 2014 class. That is a huge number for Gary Pinkel, who has never been one to over-recruit or grey-shirt guys as some big-name (and SEC) schools have been known to do. So how many of those guys are from the SEC footprint, and how are we getting them?
Fully half of this class, 12 kids, are from SEC states. This includes six from Florida, three from Tennessee, two from Georgia and one from a Mississippi community college. If you combine Mizzou's previous six recruiting classes, they only had 11 total commits from SEC states. GP appears to be attacking the SEC states with the same recruiting ferocity that they went into Tejas with, and it seems to be paying off.
Missouri's commits according to PowerMizzou:
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We also will have a few people from this class report in December, so they wil count against last year's class
(Image courtesy of PowerMizzou)
One more thing: As Bill has said in the past, a down season (like last year) can hurt a current season's recruiting faster than a good season can help it. Mizzou keeping up this winning and looking good against SEC teams will certainly help recruiting, but it will most likely help with this year's juniors and the 2015 class.