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Missouri lands commitment from 4-Star Oklahoma WR

This is Missouri’s 14th commitment of the 2020 class.

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Still feeling the effects of a bad loss to Wyoming and the decommitment of top-recruit Antonio Doyle last week, the Missouri football program started trending back up when local product Jalen Logan-Redding announced he was staying in Columbia on Monday.

On Thursday, Barry Odom’s 2020 class got an even bigger boost with the huge commitment of Javian Hester.

A four-star wide receiver out of Booker T. Washington in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hester had a long list of suitors that included high-profile Power 5 teams like Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Ohio State. The Sooners and the Longhorns were presumed to be the favorites to land Hester once he announced his commitment date, but the Tigers eventually jumped to the top in the most recent crystal ball projections by 247Sports.

Ranked 233rd in the Class of 2020, Hester is also the No. 40 receiver in the nation and the No. 3 player out of Oklahoma. Hester’s 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame stacks up well with some of Missouri’s most recent success stories at receiver, and he’s expected to help bolster a receiving corps that will feature the likes of Jalen Knox, Kam Scott, Maurice Massey, CJ Boone and fellow 2020 recruit Jay Maclin for years to come.

Get to know: Javian Hester

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

High School: Booker T. Washington

Position: Wide Receiver

Ht/Wt: 6’4, 180

Rivals Ranking: 4-star, 5.8

247Composite Ranking: 4-star, 0.9153

Total announced offers: 19

Offers to note: Georgia, Michigan, Texas, Ohio State, Arkansas, Oklahoma

Hester’s highlights

Long, fast, explosive... yes.

Mizzou 2024 Commitment List

Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
TE Whit Hafer Joplin, MO 2/25/2023 3-star 5.5 N/A 0.8614 6'7 230
TE-OL Ryan Jostes Washington, MO 3/11/2023 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8619 6'6 280
QB Aidan Glover Colliervillle, TN 6/15/2023 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8753 6'3 190
WR-S Jude James St. Charles, MO 6/30/2023 3-star N/A 3-star 0.8500 6'4 200
ATH Jackson Hancock Canton, GA 6/30/2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A 6'0 175
ATH Cam Dooley Valley, AL 7/1/2023 3-star 5.5 N/A 0.8567 6'4 195
DT Justin Bodford Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/2/2023 3-star 5.6 N/A 0.8385 6'1 290
LB Nicholas Rodriguez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/3/2023 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.8850 6'1 190
WR James Madison II Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/4/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8971 6'3 190
CB Cameron Keys Lynn Haven, FL 7/4/2023 3-star 5.6 4-star 0.9034 6'0 160
LB Brian Huff Jonesboro, AR 7/12/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8955 6'3 224
DE Williams Nwaneri Lee's Summit, MO 8/14/2023 5-star 6.1 5-star 0.9987 6'5 250
DE Jaylen Brown Madison, AL 8/22/2023 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8600 6'6 230
5.7 0.8820

We’ll have more on the impact of the commitment and the roster fit in the next few days.