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Mizzou Links, 1-20-09

Another day, another sleeper commitment from Texas.  Donovan Bonner, come on down!  Bonner is a 6'2, 225-pound safety from Dallas Lincoln, and for now he plans on staying in the defensive backfield.  We'll see about that.  And as I mentioned yesterday, not everybody among this handful of Texas sleepers is going to pan out, but this staff's track record suggests at least a couple of them will, and that's at least a couple solid contributors we landed with little to no competition.  The KC Star has more on Bonner.

Other PowerMizzou recruiting links:

The Post-Dispatch checks in on its P-D Super 30 Recruits list.  I have no idea how TJ Moe is #10 after winning offensive player of the year in the metro area, but oh well.  Mizzou is representing well...and could be representing even better if Ronnie Wingo ends up in Columbia.  Right now, they've landed five of the top 10 recruits on the list (Illinois has landed two, Wisconsin one, Minnesota one) with Wingo undecided.  Wingo had good things to say about his trip to Minnesota this weekend, but it seems people in the know still think it comes down to Mizzou or Arkansas.  We'll see what Illinois has to say about that this weekend...his decision may come as soon as Sunday after his Champaign trip.

Yesterday was Monday, meaning...Steve Walentik's Big 12 basketball notes!

And speaking of basketball, get ready for tomorrow night's OSU-MU game with the official release.

> Road wins have been difficult to come by early in Big 12 play this season as only Oklahoma and Kansas have road wins to their credit through the first two weeks of play.




> Despite having a great group of senior scorers, Missouri has been led by freshmen the past two Big 12 games ... Rookie forward Laurence Bowers led Missouri with 16 points vs. Colorado and Marcus Denmon poured in a career high 16 tallies vs. Iowa State ... It’s been nearly 30 years since the Tigers were led in scoring by freshmen in back-to-back league games ... Steve Stipanovich scored 20 points in a win over Oklahoma, while Jon Sundvold followed with 17 points in a win at Kansas State.

Meanwhile, it appears that Kimmie English will remain in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future...while Leo Lyons may continue to come off the bench.  I'm okay with the latter and great with the former.

Finally, the KC Star's Blair Kerkhoff congratulates Mizzou for the nice week and me more.