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Mizzou recruits react to news of Eli Drinkwitz’s reported hiring

It’s early, but Mizzou’s commits seem to like the energy Coach Drink brings with him.

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at North Carolina James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

So your school just hired Eli Drinkwitz. Now what?

Obviously there’s a lot to learn about the new head coach in his first week — and he hasn’t even been officially hired yet! — but Coach Drink will likely have no time to rest. With Early Signing Day just around the corner, he’ll need to do his best to keep the rest of Missouri’s recruits in the fold.

We’ve already got a post up tracking recommitments, decommitments and everything in between. Earlier today, Kevon Billingsley, a highly rated DE out of East St. Louis, reaffirmed his commitment to Missouri. And, in a turn of good news for the Tigers, most of Missouri’s current commits are trying to make their way to Columbia to meet Coach Drink.

Several other Tiger recruits and commits have also taken to Twitter to react to the news of Drinkwitz’s hiring. Let’s see what they’re saying.

Elijah Young

Mr. Football Tennessee opened up his recruitment a few days ago, but used some key language when reacting to the Drinkwitz news.

Young seems to be on board!

Jay Maclin

The three-star receiver out of St. Louis has stayed true to Mizzou since Odom’s firing, and he liked several tweets about the new hire. Then on Monday morning, Maclin spoke.

For what it’s worth, freshman wide receiver CJ Boone responded, asking Maclin to keep the class together.

Brady Cook

The Chaminade QB has stuck with Mizzou through thick and thin and the new hire doesn’t appear to change his mind after he liked this breaking news tweet.

Javian Hester

UPDATE: Hester is planning a return trip to Columbia to meet the new coach.

ORIGINAL: This is a biggie — the 4-star receiver has not decommitted, but opened things up after Odom’s ouster, which OK, yeah, is basically decommitting. However, he still seems open to speaking with the new Missouri coach, liking this tweet below on Sunday night.