The early signing period for Missouri’s 2019 recruiting class begins on Wednesday, as recruits can sign their letters of intent with their future colleges from today until Friday.
Missouri currently has 17 commitments in its 2018 class, and the majority of those are expected to sign over the next three days. Follow along below for live updates and for a primer on what to expect for Missouri’s 2019 recruiting class
Missouri recruiting: Live updates, analysis from the early signing period
3:04 pm: Wide Receiver Jonathan Nance, a transfer from Arkansas submitted his official paperwork after committing a few weeks ago.
Mizzou has a new deep threat on offense! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @JonathanNance7 to the Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/ib7Y0VXQPK— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
2:00 pm: An afternoon commitment signing! Three-star Canton (Mich.) DE Darius Robinson has picked Missouri.
Darius is a versatile athlete who boasts tremendous athleticism. He has a massive upside thanks to his unique skillset and athleticism. #MIZ #ShowMe19 ️ pic.twitter.com/L1hetckZEi— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) December 19, 2018
Robinson was the top-ranked uncommitted player from Michigan. This is a really, really nice get for Missouri.
10:13 am: JUCO Defensive Tackle Chris Daniels has signed after committing this morning
#DlineZou with another addition! Mizzou nation, Welcome the newest addition to the Mizzou Family, @Clicclac97! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/zWdK7xJnap— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
10:08 am: 3-star DB from Duncanville, TX Stacy Brown has signed
The #DawgPound adds another playmaker on the back end! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @stacmaycash to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/9ackiucySh— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
9:30 am: Four-star Ohio Quarterback Connor Bazelak has signed
Mizzou Nation, Welcome THE quarterback of the #ShowMe19 class! @BazelakConnor Bringing poise, leadership and sneaky athleticism to the QB room! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/Fuiy0bX2b3— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
9:03 am: Three-star IMG Academy Chris Shearin has signed
The #dawgpound has added its newest member! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @Chris5shearin to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/h59uNMix7y— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
Copiah Lincoln CC defensive tackle Chris Daniels confirms to me he has committed to #Mizzou. We’ll talk to him later today, but here’s a quick story: https://t.co/FP7SCWEHOf— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) December 19, 2018
8:57 am: Three-star OL Jack Buford is staying in-state.
No surprise here.
Lou to the Zou! The O'line with its newest addition, @jackjack2k19! Mizzou Nation, Welcome him to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/YZKTh8K5d5— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:53 am: Three-star ATH Anthony Watkins is on board.
He’s my pick for sleeper of the class.
From Texas to the Zou! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @headhunterant5 to the offensive backfield and the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/V0wYi7jWDM— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:50 am: Three star DE Isaiah McGuire is signed.
The most recent commitment in the 2019 class has signed.
Mizzou Nation, Welcome the newest member of #DlineZou @IsaiahMac_93 to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/LYPN17DwOZ— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:40 AM: Three-star LB Devin Nicholson is official.
Dipping into the Motor City! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @dnich23 to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/5D4QWLYBhA— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:28 am: Three-star WR Maurice Massey is staying home.
The St. Louis, Mo., star will play ball just down I-70.
Lou to the Zou! @xfactormaurice has signed on the line! Welcome him to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/Bge3JhxT9D— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:12 am: Three-star DB Ishmael Burdine has signed.
A big get out of Louisiana.
From the boot to the #ZOU! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @ish_burddd to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/ihEkr82jMv— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:09 am: Four-star DB Jalani Williams has signed.
Missouri’s highest-rated commitment.
The newest piece to the defensive secondary has signed on the line! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @jalaniw9 to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/HOkH2uavBS— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:05 am: Three-star OL Thalen Robinson has signed.
The big Texan is official.
Another big man up front! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @RobintheThalen to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/3MCcM2ZLGU— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
8:03 am: Three-star DB Martez Manuel is announced.
Staying home to play for the Black and Gold! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @martezmanuel13 to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/bQCUQ0YRlE— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
7:22 am: Three-star TE Niko Hea has signed.
Mizzou Nation, Welcome the newest addition to the Mizzou Offense! @HeaNiko #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/zeeyrHEKVp— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
6:30 am: Three star LB/DB Aidan Harrison is announced.
Offered. Committed. Signed. Welcome @chris_harrison5 to the #ZOU! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/wXeGySOhkU— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
6:00 am: Three-star OL Luke Griffin gets the day started off with his signing.
Griffin, a former Georgia commitment, is the first player to sign on Wednesday.
Getting the morning started right!! Mizzou Nation, Welcome @LukeGriffin54 to the Mizzou Family! #ShowMe19 #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/tlVgpFL6Om— ShowMe19 (@MizzouShowMe) December 19, 2018
Missouri recruiting: 2019 commitments, rankings
Missouri’s 2019 Recruiting Class
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Missouri’s 2019 Commitments, Rankings
Missouri recruiting: Storylines for the early signing period
- Will the Kelly Bryant/Shawn Robinson transfers have any impact on quarterback recruiting?
While the early signing period doesn’t start until today, Missouri quarterback commitment Connor Bazelak had a photo op for his signing ceremony on Tuesday, per this tweet:
Congratulations to Connor Bazelak on his signing today with the University of Missouri!! We are very proud of all that you have accomplished over the past four years. Goodluck and we’ll be rooting you on! @BazelakConnor @AlterHSFootball @MizzouFootball #gotigers pic.twitter.com/As18gCbldL— Alter Gold Rush (@ALTERGOLDRUSH) December 18, 2018
That happened before Robinson’s announcement, however. There’s been no word whether Robinson would impact Bazelak — it made sense that Bryant’s addition wouldn’t impact him, but Robinson’s addition means the path to become Missouri’s starting QB is slightly more complicated for the next three years instead of the next one year.
Whether Bazelak signs or doesn’t sign should at least be on Missouri fan’s collective radar on Wednesday.
- In addition, which recruits don’t sign on Wednesday?
Bazelak would be a different situation — and, to be clear, this is just conjecture at this point — but other recruits who don’t sign on Wednesday usually imply that there is academic work left to be done. If a commitment is a qualification risk, teams don’t want them to sign early because it could potentially scare aware other targets if there needs to be a late addition. It could also imply that a recruit is looking around — which doesn’t really make them a commitment, anyway.
- Who are the top targets for the stretch run?
Some of this will come into focus after the dust settles from early signing period, but if Missouri gets the majority of its class finalized on Wednesday, it will be able to focus on the biggest targets left. Mainly, that’s the nation’s No. 1-ranked JUCO player, DE Chester Graves.