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Mizzou Network and MUtigers.com should be must-clicks for you today as the Letters of Intent are faxed in. We are prepared to fill you in all day, though, from Cam Hilton's 7:15 signing to those late in the afternoon. The most suspense will come in the 9:00 hour -- Terez Hall is expected to announce his commitment at 9am (PowerMizzou's Pete Scantlebury had a Hall update yesterday), with Terry Beckner announcing on ESPNU at 9:45. They are basically the two uncommitted prospects considering Mizzou.
For the fourth straight year, Mizzou Network will have a free LIVE Signing Day show, where fans can get their first look at the newest Tigers. Ben Arnet will host the proceedings live from the Mizzou Football offices in the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex from 8 am until 11:00 a.m.(CT).
The show will not only be the first place to find out who the newest Tigers are, but it will also include interviews with Head Coach Gary Pinkel and the rest of his coaching staff, as they offer perspective on the newest members of the Mizzou family. A number of current players and administrators will also be on hand live with the latest news on Mizzou Football.
(Note: Dave Matter's annual "Talk to Danny Heitert about the local kids" piece above is one of my favorite links of the year.)
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Rivals.com: R100 Beckner has final four
SB Nation: 5-star Terry Beckner Jr. committing on Signing Day. Can anyone beat Missouri?
The Trib: Beckner's signing-day decision holds significant impact for MU's recruiting class
A couple of impressive walk-ons
Westran all-everything quarterback Zane Jacoby plans on joining the Tigers as a walk-on, esteemed colleague Caitlin Swieca reported.
Jacoby will also be a preferred walk-on, and Missouri is looking at him as a defensive back.
The 6-4, 205-pound Jacoby threw for 2,621 yards and 30 touchdowns against nine interceptions this past fall while also running for 2,551 yards and 43 touchdowns.
Those would be good career numbers for most. For Jacoby, his 5,172 yards in a year just set a state record and made him the first player in Missouri high school football history to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark passing and rushing during his career.
Small schools and whatnot, but those numbers are ridiculous.
Gardner, once a Bowling Green commitment, spurned other offers to walk on at Missouri.
"Of the other offers I had, those schools, I didn't want to go to them and be miserable for four years," Gardner said. "I wanted to go somewhere and be happy, make the depth chart and compete at a high level. I believe I can really do that at Missouri, whether I had a scholarship or whether I walk on."
Just call him Randy Ponder 2.0.
Alright. The fun starts in two hours.