Missouri just landed another player to its 2019 recruiting class — three-star defensive end Shemar Pearl from West Plano High School in Plano, Texas.
He announced his commitment via Twitter Monday morning:
Many thought Pearl would stay in his home state and commit to Baylor, but it looks like Barry Odom and Co. swayed the three-star pass-rusher to come 564 miles north to Columbia, Missouri.
10 other FBS schools offered Pearl, including current-top-10 teams Alabama, Notre Dame and Georgia.
Pearl visited Columbia this weekend during homecoming when the Tigers dismantled Memphis 65-33. It was arguably Missouri’s most impressive win of the year (the Purdue win is looking better and better as the year goes on), and was clearly enough to secure Pearl’s commitment.
The Plano West senior is a big body at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. With a possible redshirt freshman year to develop and maybe even more time to bulk up, Pearl could be an absolute nightmare for opposing offensive linemen in the future.
Here’s Pearl’s junior year highlight reel to give y’all a better sense of what he’ll bring to the table: