Missouri defensive line coach Brick Haley came to Columbia after two seasons in the same role at Texas. While in Austin, he served as a mentor for defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, who made four solo tackles, four assists, and 1.5 tackles for loss in six games as a true freshman in 2016 before tearing his MCL.
On Friday, he completed the story, announcing that he would be following Haley to Columbia.
The 6-foot-4, 318-pound defensive tackle announced his intention to leave UT last week and received his release just a couple of days ago. He explored Texas A&M and Florida, but settled on Mizzou.
"They're a program that's on the come up, SEC ball is the highest level," Elliott said. "Coach Haley is one of the best D-Line coaches out there. Missouri's a powerhouse for defensive linemen. They're coming and going first round every year. That's real appealing to me.
"I talked to coach Haley and got it rolling."
— Jordan (@BIGJ5K) May 26, 2017
Can't wait to get to Columbia— Jordan (@BIGJ5K) May 27, 2017
Per the 247Sports Composite, Elliott was the No. 115 prospect in the class of 2016 and a top-20 prospect within Texas. Here are some high school highlights:
Elliott was seen as a key piece for the Longhorns moving forward, and now he’s a Tiger. WELCOME, JORDAN.