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Eli Drinkwitz stays hot, flips 4-star LSU cornerback commit

This is Missouri’s 9th commitment of the 2022 class.

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I am delighted to inform you all that Eli Drinkwitz is, once again, on a major heater. And the future Tiger secondary is reaping the benefits.

Just one day after the announcement that Akayleb Evans will transfer to Missouri (and just a few hours before the much anticipated announcement of his former-maybe-future teammate Allie Green IV), Eli Drinkwitz sent up the bat signal... but this time for the class of 2022. After a bit of waiting, it was revealed who Drinkwitz had been hinting toward.

Scott was visiting Columbia this weekend and had already announced a commitment to LSU. But it appears one weekend with Drink was enough to secure the flip. Maybe Drinkwitz showed him highlights from last season? Maybe he’s taking pointers from Cuonzo Martin? Who’s to say?

Either way, it’s another big addition to the 2022 class, one that already includes blue-chip safety Isaac Thompson. Mizzou’s secondary in the coming years is shaping up to be a force.

Get to know: Marcus Scott III

Hometown: Conroe, TX

High School: Conroe

Position: CB

Ht/Wt: 6’2”, 170

Rivals Ranking: 5.8, 4-star

247Composite Ranking: 0.8891, 3-star

Total announced offers: Six

Offers to note: LSU, Auburn, Houston, Texas Tech

Nate and BK have talked a lot about measurables on Before the Box Score lately, and Marcus Scott should provide more fodder for conversation. He’s still pretty slight at 170 pounds, but his 6’2” frame has plenty of room to go, and helps him excel when he needs to get in the air. He’s pretty smooth all-around and has some burst when he needs it in the open field. Best of all, though, he appears to be a strong jumper and unafraid to get physical with his receivers. He probably still needs some technical work, but tall, athletic corners don’t necessarily grow on trees. You scoop them and train them up as they come along.

What they’re saying:

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 0.8478 6'7 230
TE-OL Ryan Jostes Washington, MO 3/11/2023 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8619 6'6 280
QB Daniel Kaelin Bellevue, NE 3/13/2023 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8826 6'2 198
DL Tionne Gray St. Louis, MO 3/18/2023 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9007 6'6 305
5.68 0.8733