The defensive backfield has clearly been considered an area of need for Barry Odom and the Mizzou Football staff in the 2018 class; the Tigers had already secured commitments from four DBs in the class: Vincent Gray (Rochester, MI), Tyrone Collins (Bradenton, FL), Jarvis Ware (Apopka, FL), and Tyrus Wheat (Amite, LA).
On Tuesday, they added a fifth: Converse (Tex.) Judson High’s Chris Mills.
Mils is listed at 6’0, 185 pounds and boasts a 0.8366 rating from the 247Sports Composite. He boasted offers from Virginia, Arizona, BYU, and Michigan State. He shows solid ball skills in the highlight film above, but he also evidently likes to hit. Hard. Frequently. That obviously could translate to a safety’s or nickel back’s skill set, too, if the situation arises.
Mills is the 16th known commitment in the 2018 class and the sixth from the state of Texas. He will join a defensive backfield that is increasingly loaded with interesting, young talent. While the unit could potentially be led by two seniors in 2018 (Kaleb Prewett and Cam Hilton), the depth chart could also feature three sophomores (Josh Bledsoe, Tyree Gillespie, and Jordan Ulmer), along with the influx of incoming freshmen.