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Missouri lands Texas defensive tackle transfer Jordan Elliott

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The Houston Westside product will be eligible in 2018.

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Texas
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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.

Elliott recently announced his transfer from Texas on Snapchat

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."

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.