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Missouri Football: Acy Projected to Start, True Freshmen Continue to Impress

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It looks like DeMarkus Acy’s concussion won’t sideline him from a pivotal matchup with No. 2 Georgia.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri released its official depth chart Tuesday morning with optimism regarding a starter’s injury, and a few important changes regarding backups — especially true freshmen. Regardless, nothing will look very different for the Tigers’ starters as they take the field against No. 2 Georgia.

Here is the full depth chart with a quick reaction to it following:

Quarterback

  • 3 Drew Lock*** 6-4 225 Sr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit)
  • 5 Taylor Powell 6-2 210 RSFr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

-OR-

  • 2 Micah Wilson6-3 210 RSSo. Tulsa, Okla. (Lincoln Christian)

Running Back

  • 16 Damarea Crockett** 5-11 225 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Christian)

-OR-

  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)
  • 6 Tyler Badie 5-9 190 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)

Wide Receiver

  • 7 Nate Brown*** 6-3 210 RSSr. Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)
  • 9 Jalen Knox 6-0 195 Fr. Mansfield, Texas (Timberview)
  • 10 Alex Ofodile 6-2 200 RSJr. Columbia, Mo. (Oregon/Rock Bridge HS)

Wide Receiver

  • 84 Emanuel Hall*** 6-3 195 Sr. Franklin, Tenn. (Centennial)
  • 13 Kam Scott 6-2 170 Fr. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)
  • 1 Khmari Thompson 6-1 210 Fr. Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett)

Slot Receiver

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson** 5-10 180 RSJr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto 5-9 180 Fr. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)
  • 30 Barrett Banister 6-0 190 RSFr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Left Tackle

  • 70 Yasir Durant* 6-7 330 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep/Arizona Western)
  • 50 Hyrin White 6-6 305 RSFr. DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

Left Guard

  • 71 Kevin Pendleton*** 6-4 325 RSSr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West)
  • 56 Samson Bailey* 6-5 295 RSSr. Lamar, Mo. (Lamar)

Center

  • 55 Trystan Colon-Castillo* 6-4 315 RSSo. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
  • 67 Jonah Dubinski** 6-2 295 RSJr. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)

Right Guard

  • 75 Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms** 6-5 330 Jr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 59 Case Cook 6-5 295 RSFr. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)

Right Tackle

  • 77 Paul Adams* 6-6 315 RSSr. Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian)
  • 79 Larry Borom 6-6 340 RSFr. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)

Tight End

  • 81 Albert Okwuegbunam * 6-5 255 RSSo. Springfield, Ill. (Springfield)
  • 11 Kendall Blanton*** 6-6 265 RSSr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South)

Defensive End

  • 93 Tre Williams* 6-5 260 RSSo. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)
  • 29 Nate Anderson* 6-4 255 Sr. Toronto, Ontario (Pratville, Ala./NM Military Institute)

Defensive Tackle

  • 5 Terry Beckner, Jr.*** 6-4 295 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 78 Kobie Whiteside* 6-1 310 So. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)
  • 90 Markell Utsey 6-4 295 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

Nose Tackle

  • 99 Walter Palmore* 6-4 320 Sr. Columbus, Ga. (Hardaway/Eastern Arizona JC)

-OR-

  • 95 Jordan Elliott 6-4 315 RSSo. Missouri City, Texas (Westside/Texas)
  • 90 Markell Utsey 6-4 295 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

Defensive End

  • 39 Chris Turner* 6-4 255 So. Hammond, La. (Hammond)
  • 97 Akial Byers* 6-4 280 So. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Weakside Linebacker

  • 24 Terez Hall* 6-2 230 Sr. Lithonia, Ga. (King)
  • 32 Nick Bolton 6-0 235 Fr. Frisco, Texas (Lone Star)
  • 22 Aubrey Miller, Jr. 6-2 225 So. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven)

Middle Linebacker

  • 47 Cale Garrett* 6-3 230 Jr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)
  • 46 Jacob Trump 6-3 230 RSJr. Kahoka, Mo. (Clark County)
  • 25 Jamal Brooks 6-1 240 So. Bessemer, Ala. (Bessemer City)

SAM Linebacker

  • 4 Brandon Lee** 6-2 225 RSSr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central)
  • 3 Ronnell Perkins** 6-0 205 RSJr. St. Louis, Mo. (University City)
  • 6 Tavon Ross 6-0 215 RSSr. Cochran, Ga. (Bleckley County)

Cornerback

  • 14 Adam Sparks* 6-0 180 So. Baton Rouge, La. (Dutchtown)
  • 21 Christian Holmes 6-1 200 RSSo. Leland, Miss. (McNair)

Cornerback

  • 2 DeMarkuus Acy** 6-2 195 Jr. Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins)
  • 10 Terry Petry 6-1 175 RSFr. Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point)
  • 8 Jarvis Ware 6-1 190 Fr. Apopka, Fla. (Wekiva)

Strong Safety

  • 7 Cam Hilton** 6-0 190 Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Groves)
  • 18 Joshuah Bledsoe* 6-0 205 So. Houston, Texas (Dekaney)

Free Safety

  • 20 Khalil Oliver 6-1 210 RSJr. Meridian, Ida. (Rocky Mountain)
  • 9 Tyree Gillespie 6-0 210 So. Ocala,Fl. (Vanguard)

Kicker

  • 19 Tucker McCann** 6-2 215 Jr. O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon)

Punter

  • 26 Corey Fatony 5-11 205 Sr. Franklin, Tenn. (Franklin)

Long Snapper

  • 51 Drew Wise 6-2 235 So. Lawrence, Kan. (Free State)
  • 86 James Workman 6-0 220 Jr. Renton, Wash. (Liberty)

Punt Returner

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson** 5-10 180 RSJr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto 5-9 180 Fr. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)

Kick Returner

  • 6 Tyler Badie 5-9 190 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)
  • 34 Larry Rountree III* 5-10 210 So. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)

Depth chart analysis

DeMarkus Acy is projected to start Saturday against Georgia. Missouri’s top cornerback exited the game against Purdue with a concussion, but is still listed as the starting corner for the Tigers’ bout with the second-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Although Missouri’s secondary looked shoddy at best against Purdue, it’s important the starting unit stays together, as they know how to play off one another.

True freshman weakside linebacker Nick Bolton won his position battle last week. Going into Week Two, Bolton was listed as the third-string weakside linebacker. He was listed as a co-backup in Week Three, and it looks like he did what he had to do, beating out sophomore Aubrey Miller Jr. as Terez Hall’s backup.

Another true freshman worked his way into the roster. Cornerback Jarvis Ware, a three-star prospect, was listed as Missouri’s third-string corner behind DeMarkus Acy and Terry Petry. Ware is a bigger corner at 6-foot-1, but still has the speed (4.6 40-yard-dash) to keep up with quicker receivers. If Odom’s use of true freshmen thus far has been any indication, Ware may see the field Saturday against Georgia if the secondary looks rough once again.