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Mizzou lands surprise commitment from former Oklahoma OL

Eli Drinkwitz adds some depth to the offensive line by the way of the transfer portal

mizzou football recruiting 2020

We’ve long held firm that college football in the year 2020 is exceedingly weird. Mizzou beat the defending national champions and then two weeks later got in a literal fist-fight with Darth Vader.

But it’s been a while since we confronted the reality that recruiting in 2020 is also weird, albeit in a more positive way for Missouri. Eli Drinkwitz has elevated the Tigers’ recruiting profile in less than one year on the job, and his early season success should bolster their standing even more.

Judging by the news that just dropped, it appears the Tigers are still rising.

Ndoma-Ogar was a true freshman who played in four games for the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2019 season. However, he opted out of 2020 and apparently entered the transfer portal. I say, “apparently,” because I don’t see much mention of it anywhere and, lo and behold, he’s now a Missouri Tiger.

But, hey, we’re not complaining!

Get to know: EJ Ndoma-Ogar

Hometown: Allen, TX

Previous School: Oklahoma Sooners

Position: OL

Ht/Wt: 6’3”, 310 pounds

Rivals Ranking: 5.7, 3-stars (Class of 2019)

247Composite Ranking: .9054, 4-stars (Class of 2019)

We’re not going to say much about Ndoma-Ogar’s high school highlights because they’re probably moot at this point. He’s likely a much-improved player from his high school days, and it would be hard to glean too much his tape at this point. But here they are in case you want to watch them anyway!

It is, perhaps, worth noting that Ndoma-Ogar was praised as a high-caliber run blocker who may struggle in pass protection. That scout comes from 247 Sports, from which you can find a full report here.

What they’re saying:

Matter later clarified that Ndoma-Ogar was a true freshman in 2019.

Welcome, EJ! M-I-Z!

(Also, here’s the current state of the 2021 class, just because.)

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