As expected, Josh Christopher includes Mizzou in his top five
Christopher said to expect a top five on Thursday or Friday — instead, the five-star 2020 recruit sent out his list ahead of schedule, overnight into Thursday:
Boom! Top 5. Early bday gifts for everybody! God is Good! Thank you for everyone that helped through this process! pic.twitter.com/rbhtfpu3Vd— Josh(ua) Christopher (@Jaygup23) July 25, 2019
Josh, the cousin of Mizzou strength and conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher, has an upcoming official visit to Kentucky on Aug. 1. He recently said he wanted to make a decision by the end of September; should he emerge from that Lexington visit uncommitted, Missouri’s chances should (SHOULD) continue to rise.
Could a commitment be imminent for Robert Wooten?
Three-star Stafford (Texas) DE Robert Wooten committed to Arizona in June, shortly after visits. That commitment, however, was short lived — Wooten de-committed from the Wildcats on July 16th. Wooten has never been shy about riling up fans on Twitter, but on Thursday, his attention seems to have flipped back to Missouri.
Mizzou wassup !! #MIZ— RobertWooten ¹⁵ (@Robjayy15) July 25, 2019
OK, OK, that isn’t exactly going to send out commitment vibes in itself — but check out Wooten’s Twitter cover photo:
Now THAT’s something.
Spots are filling up fast at Missouri, and with the Tigers likely taking two defensive ends in this class, a commitment by Wooten could lead to a domino effect — guys that might be taking their time (like Jalen Logan-Redding, for instance) might just move up their timeline.
Speaking of which, Sean Williams of PowerMizzou.com takes a look at the recruits who could be next to commit.
Yesterday at Rock M
- David Morrison takes a look at how Missouri’s defense performed last year with the different defensive linemen on the field
- Ben Frederickson writes that Mizzou “should be” 8-0 entering its game against Georgia. I agree with the premise, but like I wrote yesterday — Barry Odom is going to have to exorcise some serious early-season demons before everyone hops on this bandwagon.
- This was reported on Wednesday, but now it’s set: Mizzou will face West Virginia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge this year in men’s hoops.
- Ohio State reported 22 violations — let’s see what the NCAA will do about i—oh yeah that’s right, pretty much nothing.