Let’s talk hoops recruiting.
After Cuonzo Martin landed a much needed target from the 2022 class in four-star and Top 60 player Aidan Shaw last week, perhaps he’s starting to gain a little bit of momentum on the recruiting trail.
Justin McBride, a 2023 four-star power forward from Dallas, Texas at Oak Hill Academy has announced his top four schools — which includes Missouri. The Tigers are also in competition with kansas, Texas Tech, and Arkansas.
According to Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog, McBride has already visited Missouri and will be visiting Texas Tech this weekend. Zagoria also notes a decision could be coming soon.
Here’s what McBride had to say about Mizzou:
“It was a great visit and I have family right down the street, such as my grandma and stuff, so it’s a good team for me. They’re a good transition team, too, so I like the play style, too.”
Who knows what Missouri’s chances are for McBride at this point, but ideally and realistically, these are the kind of recruiting battles we hope to see Cuonzo start winning consistently.
Moving on, I missed this from last night’s Mizzou Football 2022 schedule release, but the Tigers’ Homecoming game has been set for the October 22nd game against Vanderbilt. Smart.
And a big congrats to former Mizzou running back Damarea Crockett, who was promoted to the Denver Broncos’ active roster at RB.
We've signed LB Micah Kiser off the Rams' practice squad & promoted RB Damarea Crockett to the active roster.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 22, 2021
We also placed OLB Bradley Chubb on IR.
Crockett, who joined the Broncos’ practice squad last season, was elevated to the game-day roster for each of the Broncos’ first two games and contributed on special teams. Crockett went undrafted in 2020 after posting 2,252 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns for Missouri.
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Yesterday at Rock M
- Nate Edwards has the preview of the Boston College Eagles
- PODCAST: Aidan Shaw!! And welcome special guest Carrington Harrison! with Sam Snelling and Matthew Harris. Give it a listen!
- Nate Edwards and Kortay Vincent have the latest Wednesday Watch Grid: Game Times and Betting Lines for Week 4
- On the latest Eye On The Tigers video with Dave Matter and Ben Frederickson: Mizzou defense has chance to quiet critics
- From Dave Matter’s chat recap: Too soon to scrap preseason projections for Mizzou
- Boston College turns to veteran backup QB against Mizzou, writes Dave Matter
- ‘A tremendous challenge’: Missouri Tigers’ run defense will be put to test at BC, writes Lila Bromberg
- Anthony Kristensen has the latest game preview: MU soccer travels to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama
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- From Eric Blum’s Q and A with the Boston Globe’s Trevor Hass: On the Beat with the Boston College Eagles
- ($$) From The Athletic’s This Week in Recruiting, Ari Wasserman discusses the latest on the Luther Burden situation
- On the latest Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast with Matt Michaels and Brad Trenago, they caught up with former Mizzou golfer Hayden Buckley, who is now on the PGA Tour. Give it a listen!
So how heavy *is* a new @PGATOUR card? @MizzouMensGolf product @hbuckley13 gives Matt & Brad the scoop on the Inside #Mizzou Athletics Podcast, while discussing his great run to the TOUR in 2021. Also, football talk!— Mizzou Radio (@MizzouRadio) September 22, 2021
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- Cool to see a Mizzou fraternity and sorority show up for Drinkwitz’s radio show!
- KC Star’s Lila Bromberg notes that Drinkwitz plans on getting RB Michael Cox more touches against BC:
During his weekly radio show, Eli Drinkwitz says that running back Michael Cox sill get some touches for #Mizzou against Boston College.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) September 23, 2021
The former wall-on had 77 yards and a touchdown on five carries against SEMO.
- On MUTigers.com, Volleyball’s Match at Kentucky Moved to 6 p.m., SECN+
- On MUTigers.com, Soccer Continues SEC Play with Alabama, Tennessee
- On MUTigers.com, Mizzou Visits Boston College in Non-Conference Showdown
- The transfer haul from Steve Bieser’s squad is complete. From MUTigers.com, Baseball Welcomes Seven Transfers for 2022
- Mizzou Softball. Back at it. Time to own it!
- Cuonzo Martin getting some Dancing with the Stars love on SEC Network’s Out of Pocket. Love to see it!
- More from SEC Network’s Out of Pocket, here’s Drink....
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