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Recruiting momentum continues for Mizzou football

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Mizzou lands 11th commit in 2020 class

We’ve been on non-stop commitment watch over the past few weeks, as Barry Odom and his staff have been reeling in recruits left and right for the 2020 class. This weekend was no exception, as the Tigers landed their 11th commitment of the class, 3-star defensive end Cooper Davis out of Florida.

Davis is an athletic and B-I-G strong side DE who is the Tigers third commitment on the defensive side of the ball and their seventh commitment in June. And the Tigers are more than likely NOT done for the month, or even the day if some rumors are true.

Davis sported offers from around the country, including some of the schools Mizzou will see in the 2019 season — West Virginia and Tennessee — and his commitment solidifies the young depth Odom is building on the defensive line.

In the end, though, this was more than just another commitment for the Tigers. It was a fulfillment of a life-long dream for Davis.

“There was a point during my recruiting that I was open to going anywhere,” Davis told The Star. “But when Missouri offered that was it.”

Before moving to Florida, Davis visited MU multiple times for games and he went to the 2007 Missouri-Kansas game at Arrowhead. He plans to major in athletic training.

Davis grew up following the Tigers and, like so few kids with the same dreams, he’ll get to put on the same colors he sported as a youngster... only he’ll get to strap pads under them!

However, it wasn’t just the hometown connection that brought Davis back.

“Me and Coach (Barry) Odom have a great relationship in my opinion,” Davis said. “The same with Coach (Brick) Haley and Coach (Ryan) Walters, the people who recruited me the most. We are really just tight knit.”

Welcome to the family, Cooper! And stay tuned. From the amount of activity we saw on Twitter (from other commits) yesterday, it seems like there may be more news coming in the near future...

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More Links:

  • In a story that I’m a little surprised didn’t get more run... apparently Gary Pinkel is once again undergoing cancer treatments, as he told ABC 17’s Andrew Kauffman.

Best of luck to Coach Pinkel and his family. Send your good thoughts, prayers or best vibes to him.

  • Busy day at PowerMizzou:in addition to the Cooper Davis story, A.J. Blankenship gave subscribers an early rundown on the 2021 basketball targets, while Sean Williams took a closer look at Maureese Wren’s commitment from last week — both stories are for premium subscribers.
  • Cooper Davis wasn’t the only recruit on campus this weekend...

Barry Odom is making a statement early in this class and it looks like he has no intention of slowing down.