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National Signing Day 2015: Drew Lock signs with Missouri

Lock committed last April and never wavered.

Name Drew Lock
Position QB
Height, Weight 6'3, 205
City (School) Lee's Summit, MO (Lee's Summit)
Rating (Rivals) **** (5.8, #177 overall)
Rating (247 Composite) **** (0.9535, #96 overall)
Rating (ESPN) **** (83, #107 overall)
Other Offers of Note Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
Previous Posts Drew Lock is a Tiger
Drew Lock shines at Elite 11 Chicago regional

He's been committed so long that it's easy to underestimate Drew Lock's importance to the 2015 class. He's served as a solid recruiter within the class, yes, but I'm simply talking about how good he is. From my Lock Commits post above:

The ball just jumps out of his hand. I'm not sure we'll ever again see a Mizzou quarterback with Blaine Gabbert's arm strength, but this guy comes close. When he steps into his passes, he plants them into tiny windows, and in a couple of the highlights above, his passes almost surprise the defenders. [...]

Lock's mobility is solid (one would expect no less from a good basketball player), and his deep ball is pretty. One has to figure it might take him a little bit to figure out what he can and cannot get away with at the college level -- college defenders will step in front of some of the passes you see on this film -- but that goes for any strong-armed QB who dominates at the high school level. And dominate he has; Lock completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,062 yards, 35 touchdowns, and seven picks last year for Lee's Summit High.

Lock isn't a threat to rush for 150 yards in a game by any means, but he's got every skill you look for in a quarterback prospect, from confidence to footwork to short throws to long throws to the ability to scramble when he needs to.

Lock is the most highly-rated Mizzou signee in this class so far, and only Terry Beckner Jr. might surpass him in that regard. He is a bellcow guy, and he's officially a Tiger.