Welcome to the #MizFam Kansas City, MO about to be #MizzouMade #WhoisNext— Nick Otterbacher (@Coach_Otter) November 6, 2015
Hogan Prep coach Phil Lascuola confirms ATH DaRon Davis committed to Mizzou last night. https://t.co/E4z62HgghK— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) November 6, 2015
I am Glad To finally Say that I have Committed to the University of Mizzou M-I-Z-Z-O-U #Mizzoumade #MizzouRah pic.twitter.com/YnvtccWy41— DaRon Davis3⃣2⃣ (@3DaRon_Davis2) November 6, 2015
Davis is a high-three-star recruit (No. 3 in Missouri) according to Rivals and a low-four-star (No. 2) according to the 247Sports Composite. He had thus far listed offers from Missouri and Kansas. Here are some highlights from 2014, his sophomore season, in which he gained 1,502 yards on just 92 carries:
Davis is listed at 6'1, but it seems like about 5'8 of that is in his legs. He's got an incredibly long stride, and his potential is obvious once he grows into his body. (And you can see from the junior highlights from his MaxPreps page that he's definitely growing into his body.)
Davis is the first known Missouri commitment in the 2017 class, and he's a pretty good place to start.