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Mizzou Football wins the weekend with late commitment of blue-chip QB

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Eli Drinkwitz stays winning, lands Top 10 QB in 2022

In case you missed it, we’ve got some big news for you. Are you sitting down? You may want to sit down.

Last night, Eli Drinkwitz landed what may be his biggest recruiting victory yet when Sam Horn committed to Mizzou. Horn is a consensus top 100 recruit in the 2022 class, and depending on which service you’re looking at, a top 5 quarterback prospect in the country.

Horn has been on Missouri’s radar since last year and he spoke early on about how the Tigers had made a good impression. But there’s a big difference between “good impression” and commitment, and Eli Drinkwitz made sure the former led to the latter in this case.

Over at PowerMizzou, Gabe DeArmond wrote about what Horn’s commitment may mean about the future of Missouri recruiting and how Drinkwitz is raising the ceiling.

Horn is, to put it bluntly, the type of prospect that doesn’t commit to Missouri. I don’t mean he’s the type of prospect that rarely commits to Missouri. I mean he is the type that doesn’t. Ever. At least nobody like him ever has.

Mizzou has landed top-50 players before. It has landed top-100 quarterbacks before. Heck, the Tigers have signed both the No. 1 overall prospect and the country’s No. 1 quarterback before. But those players were from the state of Missouri.

PowerMizzou also had plenty of subscriber-exclusive coverage on the commitment, including a story with quotes from Horn and a commitment analysis.

Dave Matter included some analysis from 247 in his commitment piece, also noting that Horn is a standout baseball player. Drinkwitz seemed to confirm that Horn would play two sports in a tweet tagging Steve Bieser.

Does, “the need for speed,” apply to the zip he puts on the ball? I’d imagine so — he throws 91 according to Perfect Game.

Need some more juice to make this news sit well? Horn’s family is (reportedly) a big-time Tennessee Volunteers bunch, and both of his parents are alumni. Landing blue-chip prospects is good, and it’s even better when you’re able to stick it in Tennessee’s eye like that.

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  • The Mizzou men’s basketball team had the weekend off, but the women were able to get their game in, absolutely demolishing Mississippi State on the road.

Robin Pingeton’s 9-10 Tigers will now head to the SEC Tournament still needing some more wins to get into NCAA Tournament position. It’s worth noting, however, that the Tigers are currently 41 in NET, which is higher than where their counterparts currently sit.

We’ll have more on the team later this week, but one nugget — in 7 of their 8 games, the Tigers have given up 7 or more runs. That’s not good.

  • Mizzou Softball had a much more dominant showing on the weekend, going 5-0 to move to 12-2 on the season. The Tigers, ranked at No. 19/20, are likely looking at a boost in the rankings this week. And they even had time to sneak in a heart-warming story!
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