For a while in January, it appeared Missouri wanted to add two quarterbacks to its 2016 recruiting haul. Barry Odom and company signed only high schooler Micah Wilson on Signing Day, but it appears that 6'4, 235-pound Long Beach CC quarterback Jack Lowary is also now in the fold.
Lowary attended Santa Ana's Mater Dei high school and was originally classified as a 2015 recruit. Rivals listed him as a three-star prospect. We're still putting information together, but it appears he went to LBCC to perhaps raise his recruiting profile a bit.
He had an up-and-down freshman season at LBCC. Throwing 40 times per game, he finished with 3,306 yards, 28 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 53 percent completion rate. He found a nice rhythm in the middle of the year -- in Games 3-10, he averaged 289 passing yards (with a 57% completion rate) with 22 scores and just seven picks.
With Drew Lock obviously returning and playing a huge role in the coming years, Mizzou didn't need guaranteed star power at the QB position, but the Tigers needed more options than just Marvin Zanders, Wilson, and walk-on Zane Jacoby. It appears that in Lowary, they've found another interesting option. His LBCC freshman film is above, and here's his 2014 high school film.