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Mizzou adds graduate transfer linebacker from Rice

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Blaze Alldredge will be eligible for the coming season after leading Conference USA in tackles per game in 2020.

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As Eli Drinkwitz looks to round out the 2021 recruiting class in the coming weeks, we’ve had our eyes squarely on the transfer portal. Drinkwitz has already dipped into the portal to grab instant impact players like EJ Ndoma-Ogar and Mookie Cooper. And on Monday, Mizzou got another addition, one that has the potential to be the most immediately impactful transfer in the class.

Alldredge, a two-time First Team All Conference USA member entered the portal after Rice’s season, which only consisted of 5 games. Alldredge led the conference in tackles per game in 2020, just one year after putting up a MONSTER 2019 season. How do these numbers strike you?

  • 102 total tackles, 8.5 per game
  • 21.5 tackles for loss
  • 4 sacks
  • 2 passes defended
  • 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery

Grabbing Alldredge will immediately shore up the depth at linebacker as Nick Bolton departs for the NFL.

Get to know: Blaze Alldredge

Former School: Rice

Position: Linebacker

Ht/Wt: 6’2”, 220 lbs.

There aren’t any readily available highlights of Alldredge on YouTube or Twitter, but you have to imagine he’ll play a similar role to Bolton. I’ll leave it to our resident tape experts to break down how Alldredge will fit in with Missouri’s defensive plans... which we still don’t know much about considering they don’t have a defensive coordinator.

What they’re saying:

Here’s one from the Special Teams Coordinator at Memphis, who had high praise for Alldredge as an opponent.

Mizzou 2022 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 Max Whisner Lee's Summit, MO 9/21/2020 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8647 6'6 240
S Isaac Thompson St. Louis, MO 12/4/2020 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9227 6'2 190
ATH Ja’Marion Wayne Ballwin, MO 12/18/2020 3-star 5.7 4-star 0.9031 6'3 180
WR Mekhi Miller Overland Park, KS 1/20/2020 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8721 6'1 170
QB Sam Horn Suwanee, GA 2/28/2021 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9446 6'3 180
OL Armand Membou Lee's Summit, MO 3/27/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8734 6'4 275
OL Tristan Wilson Lebanon, MO 4/14/2021 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8647 6'5 295
DT Marquis Gracial St. Charles, MO 5/14/2021 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9244 6'4 280
CB Marcus Scott III Conroe, TX 6/13/2021 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.8891 6'2 170
RB Tavorus Jones El Paso, TX 7/2/2021 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9373 5'11 205
OL DeShawn Woods Omaha, NE 7/3/2021 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9460 6'5 295
DT Jalen Mashall Overland Park, KS 7/13/2021 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8693 6'6 275
LB Xavier Simmons Greensboro, NC 8/14/2021 3-star 5.6 4-star 0.8810 6'3 235
OL Valen Erickson Chicago, IL 9/6/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8579 6'6 315
WR Luther Burden East St. Louis, IL 10/19/2021 5-star 6.1 5-star 0.9966 6'0 200
DL Jae'vien Gill Philadelphia, MS 11/15/2021 3-star 5.4 3-star 0.8229 6'5 250
5.73 0.8981