Now that you’re back after reading those splendid articles, we’ve got some good news for you! Eli Drinkwitz and his staff were apparently perusing those same pieces and decided it was time to address the need for more depth at the tight end position. So they once again dipped into the transfer portal and brought back a promising piece.
Stephens is one of several transfers and recruits on an official visit to Missouri this weekend and becomes the first to officially commit. His stats are... we’ll say they’re incomplete. He’s a redshirt sophomore who played in six games in 2021. He wasn’t a prolific pass-catcher by any means — he only logged 15 catches for 157 yards and one touchdown — but we also know that Drinkwitz really values strong blockers as well. I’ll leave it to BK to tell us more about Stephens’ blocking skills.
Regardless, it was clear that Missouri needed some more depth at tight end — only one of their three current tight ends has any sort of game action under his belt. That they were able to find a piece with some Division I experience is a plus.
Get to know: Tyler Stephens
Hometown: Leavittsburg, OH
Former School: Buffalo
Position: Tight End
Ht/Wt: 6’6”, 230 lbs
Rivals Ranking (High School): 5.4, 2-star
247Composite Ranking (High School): 3-star, 0.8003