Jatorian Hansford committed to Missouri in the days leading up to December’s early signing period, but he elected to wait to sign until February, presumably to see if any other offers came about. About two months after his commitment, he officially signed.
- Position: DE/OLB
- Height, Weight: 6’4, 220
- City (School): Forsyth, GA (Mary Parsons)
- 247Sports Rating: 0.8176 (3 stars)
- Rivals Rating: 3 stars (5.6)
- Other Offers of Note: Indiana, Oregon State, Wake Forest
From the original commitment article:
Woo, lordy, this guy can hit. We’ll see about how much weight he can pack on (and what position Missouri officially has him playing — I’m assuming defensive end, but weight gain will determine some of that), but one thing his highlight video confirms is that he can pursue. And when he reaches his target, he hits it really, really hard.
Hansford didn’t boast any marquee offers and seemed to slip under the radar for the most part for whatever reason. But he appears to be a hell of an athlete, and Mizzou’s been on him for quite a while. That makes for a nice match.
Hansford is one of the biggest hitters among a big-hitting 2018 signing class. Worth the wait.