On Friday, Missouri added both a legacy and another Duck. PowerMizzou broke the news that former Columbia Rock Bridge star Alex Ofodile, son of Mizzou receivers coach (and former Tiger great) A.J. Ofodile, will come back to Columbia as a graduate transfer.
“I think it’s just perfect timing,” he said. “I felt like with Oregon going through so many changes coaching staff-wise over the years, I just kind of felt like I gave my all to them, but it’s kind of time to end my career coming back home.”
Per the 247Sports Composite, Ofodile was the No. 120 prospect in the 2015 signing class, behind only Drew Lock in-state. He signed with Oregon in the wake of the Ducks’ run to the national title game, but injuries consistently held him back.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Ofodile was the top prospect from the state of Missouri and a four-star recruit out of high school in Columbia, but injuries kept him from catching on in UO’s receiving corps. Injuries as a freshman led him to redshirt and a hurt foot lingered into the spring of 2016. He was again hurt last spring, which hampered his ability to make an impression on Willie Taggart’s new staff by the time he returned to practices in August.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2017 under Taggart, Ofodile caught just three of four passes for 25 yards. He had one catch for eight yards in 2016 as well.
Ofodile will graduate in June and will therefore be eligible to play in the fall. He is the second Oregon graduate transfer this week to announce they are coming to Mizzou — Khalil Oliver did the same on Thursday. Ofodile’s got two years of eligibility remaining, still time to get healthy and fulfill some of his blue-chip potential. WELCOME, ALEX.
— Alex Ofodile (@alexofodile4) February 10, 2018