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Missouri lands commitment from Texas defensive back

This is Missouri’s 8th commitment of the 2021 class.

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At this point, I think we’re all hard-wired to believe that whenever Eli Drinkwitz sends out the bat signal, there’s a St. Louis player inbound. So when he sent it up this afternoon and the eventual commitment read, “Texas,” I admit I was a bit stunned — Drink is recruiting other states still?!

Of course, I jest. The Longhorn state has always been a nesting ground for future Tigers, and Missouri’s bespectacled leader doesn’t seem ready to change that.

Jackson is the second defensive commit for the Tigers this week, following the commitment of 4-star DE Travion Ford on Thursday.

Get to know: Darius Jackson

Hometown: Red Oak, TX

High School: Red Oak

Position: CB

Ht/Wt: 6’1”, 175 lbs

Rivals Ranking: 3-star, 5.5

247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 0.8506

Total announced offers: 14

Offers to note: Kansas State, Kansas, Air Force, Navy

We’ve got a recruiting roundtable on the secondary coming next week, so some of our general thoughts on the position will be there. All that’s to say that Jackson fits one particular mold that the staff seems to value — length. Jackson is a big corner with long arms; you can see that in the first highlight of his video.

Another thing that stands out in his tape? Dude is a hitter. He’s not afraid to mix it up, which should translate to the physical swagger CBs often have to have to be successful.

What they’re saying:

Welcome, Darius! M-I-Z!

Mizzou 2023 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 Brett Norfleet St. Charles, MO 11/21/2021 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.9234 6'7 225
DE Jahkai Lang Troy, MO 12/17/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8789 6'4 240
QB Gabarri Johnson Tacoma, WA 5/8/2022 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9045 6'0 200
K Blake Craig Liberty, MO 6/5/2022 2-star 5.30 NA NA 5'11 180
WR Marquis Johnson Dickinson, TX 6/13/2022 N/A N/A 3-star 0.8600 6'0 176
DB Nicholas DeLoach, Jr Cahokia, IL 6/25/2022 NA NA NA NA 6'1 170
ATH Jamal Roberts St. Louis, MO 7/3/2022 3-star 5.60 3-star 0.8600 6'1 200
5.64 0.8854