Crootin’ news and notes
There’s plenty of recruiting tidbits to cover, so let’s get to it.
Starting with football, East St. Louis offensive tackle Miles McVay has announced a Top 12, and as expected, Mizzou has made the cut for the highly touted recruit.
No surprise, but the competition will be tough for McVay, who is rated as a four-star on Rivals and 247Sports and is ranked as the top player in the state of Illinois in the 2023 recruiting class. With the positive momentum of the East St. Louis pipeline, I think it’s fair to say that Mizzou has pretty good shot to land McVay.
On the not so good news of the Mizzou Football recruiting trail, JT Daniels has made his transfer decision…..and it’s not Missouri.
After losing out on Daniels to West Virginia, does it mean it’s officially Brady Cook season, or will Mizzou find another grad transfer quarterback out there? We’ll just have to wait and see.
In men’s hoops, Evan Miyakawa’s site ranks Missouri as the 11th best incoming transfer class in the country.
Here are the top incoming transfer classes as of today, at https://t.co/cegyfz8ykZ:— Evan Miyakawa (@EvanMiya) April 13, 2022
4. West Virginia
7. Arizona St
10. Georgia St
12. Cal Baptist
13. Northwestern St
That’s not bad at all. And of course, the Tigers aren’t done yet.
The Citadel transfer Jason Roche is nearing a decision, and Missouri remains in the mix, competing with Rice, Pittsburgh, St. Bonaventure, and Kansas State.
The Citadel's Jason Roche, a 6-foot-5, 40% 3-point shooter, is nearing a decision.— The Portal Report (@ThePortalReport) April 13, 2022
He told @ThePortalReport that the following programs are still involved in his recruitment:
Top 3 coming soon.https://t.co/n9ca1eEONW pic.twitter.com/MTh8oI4Mxu
Fun, not so fun fact: As a freshman, Roche made 110 three pointers last season for The Citadel. Mizzou’s entire roster made 171 three pointers combined last season. Yes, please.
And in women’s hoops, the program has officially announced the signing of West Plains High School’s Ashton Judd. Judd, the Class Five Player of the Year in the state of Missouri joins Averi Kroenke in Missouri’s 2022 recruiting class.
From Robin Pingeton, via MUTigers.com.
“We are so excited that Ashton is officially joining our family,” says Pingeton. “She is a phenomenal player and impacts the game in so many ways. Not only can she score on all-three levels, she is also active, has a high motor, rebounds out of area, and has an overall great feel for the game. But what we love most—she is a fierce competitor. Her numbers, successes, and accomplishments speak to her drive and her desire to compete. Ashton is truly committed to excellence on and off the court. She’s a dedicated student and she embodies so many of the things we value within our culture: gratitude, service, embracing the process, and loving others well along the way. I have always been so impressed with her high character, her willingness to stay grounded in her values, and her determination in the pursuit of her goals. I have no doubt that she will be a natural fit into our program and into our locker room, and we are counting down the days until we can get her on campus!
And from Judd herself:
“I chose Mizzou for multiple reasons,” says Judd. “I wanted to stay close to home and play in my home state, play at the highest level, and I loved the girls on the team. But most of all, I chose Mizzou because of the coaching staff. Throughout the recruiting process, they didn’t just express how much they wanted me as a basketball player, but they treated me like family. One thing throughout the recruiting process that was a “non-negotiable” for me was culture, and it was clear that culture is the priority at Mizzou. Coach P puts her players first and wants the best for them and I knew that she was who I wanted to play for.”
Good luck to the Mizzou Gymnastics squad tonight in Forth Worth at the National Champions! TUNE IN at 5:00 on ESPN2!
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- As teams rebuild across the SEC, Mizzou’s Gates could have an upper hand, writes Dave Matter
- From Dave Matter: Transfer QB JT Daniels picks West Virginia over Mizzou
- Mizzou gymnastics takes center stage at NCAA Championships, writes Max Baker
- From Kenny Van Doren: Quarterback Daniels commits to West Virginia over Missouri
- Four Missouri women’s swimmers selected to All-SEC Second Team, writes Nick Noll
- Three MU football players named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society, writes Kenny Van Doren
- MU women’s hoops adds in-state signee Judd, writes Shannon Mia Belt
- MU women’s golf tees off for opening round of SEC Championship, writes Chad Silvey
- From Chris Blake: MU softball must slow Georgia’s offense in conference matchup
- From Caleb Logue: Missouri gymnastics to compete against three top-10 in NCAA semis
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Chris Kwiecinski writes Why 2022 could be the beginning of a peak for Mizzou gymnastics
- Let’s get this to 10,000 retweets, Mizzou Twitter!
MIZZOU fans I think if we get this clip 10,000 retweets I may get a sit down with @CoachDrinkwitz & my new recruit @JJHester_8. MIZZOU Arena will soon be rocking w/@Aidan_Shaw24 on the fastbreak! https://t.co/uGtaIzCQz0— Dennis Gates (@coachdgates) April 13, 2022
- On MUTigers.com, No. 8 Tigers Ready for NCAA Championships
- On the latest edition of the Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast with Matt Michaels and Brad Trenago, they preview the Gymnastics Championships this week with All-American Sienna Schreiber. Give it a listen!
(AUDIO) We preview this week's @NCAA Gymnastics Championships with @MizzouGym standout Sienna Schreiber, and the junior explains how struggles in the pool helped her become an All-American gymnast #RiseUp #Miz: https://t.co/i5ZmmseG2U— Mizzou Radio (@MizzouRadio) April 13, 2022
- ICYMI on The Big 550 KTRS: Dave Matter joined Brendan Wiese on The Big Sports Show to discuss all things Mizzou Basketball. Matter also really likes the hire of Charlton Young.
.@Dave_Matter on Charlton Young joining the staff: “I think that was a really, really smart hire. I think it was one of the best hires around the country I’ve seen as far as assistant coaches go. That was a big time commitment for Missouri and Dennis Gates.” #Mizzou @550KTRS ⤵️ https://t.co/r2REsbkpNn— KTRS Sports (@BigSportsShow) April 13, 2022
- Congrats Megan Keil, Sarah Thompson, Amy Feddersen, and Sierra Smith on being named to Second Team All-SEC. Read more here on MUTigers.com!
- Mizzou Softball announces a Pink Out for tonight’s game against Georgia
Tomorrow: we’re wearing pink! pic.twitter.com/y4NDhM6Lyu— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) April 13, 2022
- On MUTigers.com, Tigers Host No. 14/13 Georgia for Three Game Set
- The giveaway schedule for Mizzou Baseball’s series this weekend at Taylor Stadium vs Kentucky.
- On MUTigers.com, Mizzou Hosts Kentucky in Key SEC Series
- Some significant injury updates for Kentucky Baseball heading into the Mizzou series
- On D1Baseball, Spencer Miles, who gets the start in the series opener tonight against Kentucky, comes in at No. 114 in their midseason Top 150 MLB Draft prospects list.
UPDATED TOP 150 PROSPECTS— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) April 13, 2022
We've updated our list of the nation's Top 150 College #MLBDraft Prospects!
1. Brooks Lee, @calpolystangs
2. Daniel Susac, @ArizonaBaseball
3. Kevin Parada, @GTBaseball
THE REST ⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/Q2cHbjRlEv pic.twitter.com/oPDMlDoxt3
- Pack Taylor Stadum, indeed. This Mizzou Baseball team is fun to watch, and it’s a huge series!
- Some cool stuff here from Mizzou’s Drake Heismeyer
S/O to @636Mellow, @573tees,@BarrelsTaphouse,@ShamrocksGrill, Nothing Bundt Cakes CoMo, Raising Cane’s CoMo, Raising Cane’s St Peters, @SugarfireWentz, @jeffehrhardt, Casa Mia Mexican Kitchen and New Melle Bakery for your support! I’m ready to eat more! https://t.co/k4zUpNGKF6— Drake Heismeyer (@DHeismeyer77) April 13, 2022
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