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Missouri beats out Texas, Alabama for coveted CB recruit

This is Missouri’s 19th commitment of the 2020 class.

football recruiting 2019

This was it, folks. This was a big one.

Ennis Rakestraw was the first recruit many of us heard of after Eli Drinkwitz took the position as Missouri’s head coach. Drinkwitz and the holdovers from Barry Odom’s defensive staff locked in on the Texas corner early, and doggedly pursued him even as schools like Texas and Alabama jumped in late. And despite his proximity to Austin and despite calling Alabama his, “dream school,” Drinkwitz’s sales pitch worked.

Ennis Rakestraw is going to be a Missouri Tiger.

You can watch the extremely awesome announcement (including a Texas hat fake out) below:

Get to know: Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

Hometown: Duncanville, TX

High School: Duncanville

Position: CB

Ht/Wt: 6’0”, 170 lbs

Rivals Ranking: 3-star, 5.5

247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 0.8581

Total announced offers: 28

Offers to note: Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Texas

It’s not hard to see why Rakestraw is coveted by schools like Texas and Alabama. He’s not the biggest corner in the world, but man is he strong. He’s an excellent tackler and always puts himself in a good position to make plays on the ball. He’s not overly physical, often choosing to use his speed and positioning to break up plays. He just appears to be a really smart, really sound corner who could develop into a bulldog cover guy. He never gets shaken, and he’s always finding a way to make a play.

What they’re saying:

Welcome, Ennis! M-I-Z!

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