As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, Mizzou Football head coach Eli Drinkwitz will look to provide plenty of fireworks on the recruiting trail.
This has the potential to be a productive weekend for Missouri’s 2022 recruiting class, as a couple of Mizzou targets have announced their commitments dates.
We’ll start off with Tavorus Jones, who is set to announce early Friday evening.
Jones, fresh off an official visit to Mizzou, is a four-star running back from El Paso, Texas — and one of the top running backs from the state.
Brandon Kiley says that Mizzou could be in a good position to land Jones.
If Jones ends up signing with #Mizzou, he would join Damarea Crockett as the only 4-star RBs not from the state of Kansas or Missouri to attend the University of Missouri, per Rivals.— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) June 30, 2021
Eli Drinkwitz, man.
Next is Deshawn Woods, who will be announcing his commitment decision on Saturday at noon, between Mizzou and Arizona State.
Woods is a four-star offensive lineman from Omaha, Nebraska and is the top overall player in the state. The latest predictions on 247Sports’ Crystal Ball is 75 percent to Mizzou. With the Sun Devils currently under NCAA investigation, Missouri should be in good shape here.
Joseph Himon II, a three-star running back from Little Rock, Arkansas is set to announce his decision on July 11th.
Announcing my commitment on July 11th #businessdecision— Joseph R. Himon II (@JosephHimon) June 30, 2021
There’s no Crystal Ball or Future Cast predictions for Himon, but it’ll be worth watching.
Mizzou’s 2022 recruiting class currently ranks 26th on 247Sports and 24th on Rivals. Those standings have a good chance to improve with potentially a huge weekend in store. As always, stay tuned to Rock M Nation for any breaking news recruiting coverage.
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Yesterday at Rock M
- Former Mizzou receiver resurfaces in SEC, Dave Matter writes on Jalen Knox transferring to Ole Miss
- From Dave Matter: Best of the SEC: Georgia-Clemson headlines this season’s top nonconference showdowns (Missouri at Boston College comes in at No. 6)
- From Dave Matter: NCAA clears path for college athletes to profit off name, image, likeness
- MU football’s Whiteside named preseason All-American by PFF, writes Anthony Kristensen
- Nate Marcus has the coverage on Jalen Knox transferring to Ole Miss
- Here’s the official announcement from the NCAA as they have adopted the name, image, and likeness policy. Effective....today!
- Important news here on Mizzou’s reaction to the NIL.
I’m told #Mizzou will be posting information on name, image and likeness on its website later today. The athletic department will also host a Zoom call for businesses and interested parties next week.— Power Mizzou (@PowerMizzoucom) June 30, 2021
- Here’s a good sneak peak video of Cuonzo and Drink in St. Louis
- Markus Golden is a fan
Let me know the next time you in the Lou Coach! I’ll make sure you good In my city ✊— Markus Golden (@markusgolden) June 30, 2021
- Mizzou Baseball took two out of three from the National Champions on the road earlier in the season.....hard to believe.
- Kobie Whiteside has landed on Pro Footall Focus’ Third-Team All-America list. Congrats, Kobie!
- Some photos from Chandler Jackson’s visit to Mizzou!
2022 Christian Brothers (TN) four-star CG Chandler Jackson on his recent visit to Missouri. pic.twitter.com/w0O6n6Yak2— Jacob Polacheck (@JacobPolacheck) June 30, 2021
- Jackson has also made a big rankings jump on 247Sports
Mizzou is pretty good at identifying the talent early, just gotta reel it in when that talent blows up https://t.co/OjptoNjr1g— Sam Snelling (@SamTSnelling) June 30, 2021
- A big congrats to Mizzou Women’s Track and Field’s Olivia Evans on landing an internship with Forbes!
“I am excited for the hands-on learning and reporting with one of the top business journalism companies in the world.”— MizzouMade (@MizzouMade) June 29, 2021
Congratulations to @oliviamevans_
of @MizzouTFXC for securing an internship with Forbes as a reporter on the consumer beat! #MizzouMade pic.twitter.com/aOhfN1ZHEt
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