We don't have much more info freely available at this time, particularly about the last three Mizzou commits on this list, but we've run down what info we can. It's fairly certain both JUCO commits Natearace Strong and Greg Taylor are still locks to stay with Mizzou. Odom will be in touch with these recruits and potentially several new targets in addition to evaluating assistant coaches during this championship weekend.
One thing I think Missouri fans can expect from an Odom-led coaching staff is a much more focused and dogged pursuit of top rated recruits. He was asked specifically about "locking down Missouri's borders" to which he responded that Missouri has tremendous high school football but he also wants a footprint in Texas and the SEC.
Odom addressed new staff and recruiting during his press conference,
"I don't want to put a time on when we were going to have a staff in place. There's still teams playing. Recruiting, the urgency to get on the road and go recruiting is at a very high level."
That would seem to suggest Odom wants to make up any lost ground in the recruiting game.
Barry Odom's most vocal supporter, at least on social media, Trey Baldwin is about as guaranteed a lock to Mizzou as one can hope for. Baldwin is a heat-seeking missile on defense which is the kind of guy Odom loves. Baldwin has stated he wants to be an early enrollee and the early signing period for mid-year signees ends on December 14.
All I ever wanted was to bring my talent to Missouri and let this man perfect what I do‼️ pic.twitter.com/8xtNUMqjLv— Gladiator Glo 2⃣9⃣ (@TreyBFam) November 19, 2015
The first commit of Mizzou's 2016 class appears to be wavering a bit the retirement of Gary Pinkel and changes on the coaching staff, notably his lead recruiter Josh Henson, has prompted him to reopen his recruitment. Schools like Minnesota and Iowa State reportedly are in pursuit.
#Mizzou commit Trystan Castillo: "After Coach Pinkel resigned I decided not to risk it. I'm staying committed until I meet the new staff."— Randy Withers (@RandyWithersKC) December 3, 2015
Newman, a tall athletic lineman who plays both sides of the ball, committed in June but he's apparently taking official visits to other schools due to Pinkel's retirement. His lead recruiter is Cornell Ford, Missouri's St. Louis area recruiter and a coach that Barry Odom apparently is looking to retain. Keeping Newman would go a long way toward solidifying this class.
Mackenzie Nworah, a giant offensive lineman from Texas, is reportedly looking to visit Indiana. His lead recruiter, AJ Ricker, was not retained by Odom. With offensive line being a priority for Missouri this year, it would seem getting this massive guard back into the fold.
A talented safety from Dallas, Texas, DeMarkus Acy's lead recruiter is safeties coach Ryan Walters which tells me he'll remain committed.
Jerod Alton, listed as an athlete on Rivals, will reportedly play defensive back if he stays committed to Mizzou which is a strong bet since his lead recruiter is Cornell Ford.
Jerod Alton says he and a group chat of 2016 commits "were all hoping it was going to be Coach Odom."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) December 4, 2015
Baham is a Louisiana athlete who's currently recovering from an ACL tear. One of the reasons he liked Mizzou is his relationship with wide receiver coach Pat Washington, who was not retained by Odom.
Holmes is a lanky Atlanta, Georgia wide receiver prospect who's been active and vocal about his commitment to Mizzou. His lead recruiter is Ryan Walters.
Coach O with the job ! What a relief— Christian†ひ. (@c_holmes662) December 4, 2015
#Mizzou commit Christian Holmes: "Hearing this is great now I can sit back & see who he keeps on the staff. Just boost my commitment status"— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) December 4, 2015
Talked to 2016 commit Christian Holmes earlier today and he said he was pretty confident the class would stick together if Odom was the hire— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) December 4, 2015
I haven't seen too much about the highly ranked kicker but retaining his commitment would seem natural. It does bring up the question if Odom will continue shift in philosophy Pinkel trended toward with regards to special teams players like kickers.
Last I understood about the highly ranked defensive end from Columbia's Rock Bridge High School, was he'd suffered an injury and had been shut down for the season to allow him to properly heal. He should be fine and by all accounts remains strongly committed to Missouri.