C.J. Roberts, a 6’0 point guard from North Richland Hills, Texas, just announced his commitment to Missouri. He is a four-star recruit per Rivals and a three-star per 247, and he had offers from quite a few power conference schools.
Roberts visited Columbia this past weekend and evidently enjoyed himself. On the eve of Roberts’ visit, our Sam Snelling talked about his importance to the 2017 signing class.
Roberts isn’t the instant impact the staff was hoping to land with some of their earlier efforts, but he’s a freshman who will upgrade the talent on the roster and possibly challenge incumbent starter Terrence Phillips for playing time with the different things he brings to the table. Kim Anderson has stepped up to show Roberts how important he is to the Tigers future, with lead recruiter Steve Shields. Anderson and Shields have prioritized the Texas guard, and have him coming to campus this weekend.
Carte’Are Gordon, a 2018 five-star power forward from Webster Groves, also visited this weekend for the second time in two months. Mizzou appears to be in good shape with Gordon at the moment, but obviously his recruitment will last a while. Mizzou has 2017 to worry about first, and Roberts is a good place to start.