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Long Island tight end Messiah Swinson chooses Missouri over Nebraska

The 6’8, 232-pounder hails from Long Island.

It’s fair for Missouri fans to wonder what kind of impact Scott Frost’s return to Nebraska will have on recruiting in the region. Though this prospect is not actually from this region, the first head-to-head recruiting battle between Barry Odom and Frost has gone to the Tigers.

Messiah Swinson

  • Position: TE
  • Height, Weight: 6’8, 232
  • City (School): Glen Head, NY (Long Island Lutheran)
  • 247Sports Rating: 0.8580 (three stars, No. 39 overall tight end)
  • Rivals Rating: 3 stars (5.6, No. 6 prospect in New York)
  • Other Offers of Note: Arizona State, Boston College, Nebraska, NC State, Texas A&M, West Virginia

The Long Island Lutheran offense appeared to be “Throw it high to Messiah.” He will probably need to bring a little more urgency to his routes at the college level, but in terms of pure catching ability ... my goodness. You don’t find a 6’8 guy with hands like this every day.

Swinson was the primary target on Missouri’s recruiting board for a while, and in this increasingly productive recruiting class, the Tigers landed him. It’s been a pretty good week.