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Four-star 2019 receiver Shamar Nash chooses Missouri over Tennessee, Ole Miss, and other SEC foes

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The 6’2 Memphis product is Missouri’s first commitment for 2019.

Well that’s one way to start out a class. Shamar Nash, a Memphis native and the No. 203 prospect in the class of 2019 (No. 114 per Rivals), announced his commitment to Mizzou on Thursday morning.

Nash, who recently transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.) took unofficial visits to a number of SEC schools in recent weeks — Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee — and boasted offers from Auburn, Florida, and South Carolina as well. But he took a shine to Mizzou a while back and secured his Tiger reservation pretty quickly.

Nash is listed at 6’2, 190 pounds, and as his highlight film makes pretty clear, he was faster than anyone trying to cover him last year.

A year at IMG should introduce him to stiffer competition, and theoretically an early commitment of this stature could lead to this year’s commitment list growing a little more quickly than last year’s. We’ll see. Regardless, WELCOME, SHAMAR.