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National Signing Day 2016: Nate Strong signs with Missouri

It took longer for Nate Strong to sign than he probably preferred, but he's on his way now.

Name Nate Strong
Position RB
Height, Weight 6'0, 211
City (School) East St. Louis, IL /
Raymond, MS (Hinds C.C.)
Rating (Rivals) 4 stars (5.8)
Rating (247 Composite) 4 stars (0.8958)
Rating (ESPN) 4 stars (80)
Other Offers of Note
(out of high school)
Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State
Previous Posts April 8, 2014: East St. Louis RB Natereace Strong commits to Tigers

From his original commitment post in 2014:

Strong is a top-20 running back in the Class of 2015, and he gives Mizzou a further foothold in the football factory just east of the Mississippi River; teammate Greg Taylor was one of the stars of Missouri's 2014 class. He listed offers from Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, and Ohio State, but he has seemingly been a strong Mizzou lean from Day 1. ...

This is a huge pick-up for any number of reasons. First of all, he's a really good back, the most highly-touted Missouri has landed in quite a while. Second, his early commitment is further proof of a drastic, positive shift in the relationship between Mizzou and Darren Sunkett's ESL program. Missouri signed the school's most highly-touted prospect last year, and it's landing an even more highly-touted one in Strong.

Danny Heitert:

"He’s kind of Zack Abron with a burst."