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Mizzou adds graduate transfer linebacker from Rice

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 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
ATH Austyn Dendy Pine Bluff, AR 9/30/2023 3-star 5.6 N/A N/A 6'1 200
5.7 0.8820