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Mizzou lands commitment from JUCO receiver Demariyon Houston

This is Missouri’s 3rd commitment of the 2023 class.

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Apparently recruiting isn’t exclusively a Dennis Gates responsibility anymore!

It’s been about five months since Mizzou logged a commitment for their 2023 recruiting class, but that may be changing with the summer months coming up. After landing a late addition to the 2022 defensive line on Thursday, Eli Drinkwitz landed a commitment from JUCO wide receiver Demariyon Houston.

Drinkwitz first tweeted out the bat signal on the evening of Cinco de Cuatro May 4, and it took some time to confirm who the commitment would be. But with Houston’s announcement, Mizzou officially has its second offensive player of 2023 on the board.

Get to know: Demariyon Houston

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Ok.

Former School: Hutchinson Community College / University of Nebraska

Position: WR

Ht/Wt: 6’0”, 180 lbs.

Rivals Ranking (High School): 3-star, 5.7

247Composite Ranking (High School): 3-star, 0.8884

Total announced offers (High School): 22

Offers to note (High School): Alabama, Minnesota,Texas

We’ll take these highlights with a heavy pinch of salt considering they come from 2019. But a few things stand out about his natural ability. He’s obviously pretty quick and has some length that he can use to his advantage, even if he’s not the tallest or biggest receiver on the field. He could be a good slot guy, but that would be an odd take considering the amount of slot receivers on the team at this moment. Maybe Drink and his staff see the potential here for him to be a field stretcher? Either way, his interest list was long coming out of high school, so the raw tools are there.

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 0.8614 6'7 230
TE-OL Ryan Jostes Washington, MO 3/11/2023 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8619 6'6 280
QB Aidan Glover Colliervillle, TN 6/15/2023 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8753 6'3 190
WR-S Jude James St. Charles, MO 6/30/2023 3-star N/A 3-star 0.8500 6'4 200
ATH Jackson Hancock Canton, GA 6/30/2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A 6'0 175
ATH Cam Dooley Valley, AL 7/1/2023 3-star 5.5 N/A 0.8567 6'4 195
DT Justin Bodford Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/2/2023 3-star 5.6 N/A 0.8385 6'1 290
LB Nicholas Rodriguez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/3/2023 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.8850 6'1 190
WR James Madison II Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/4/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8971 6'3 190
CB Cameron Keys Lynn Haven, FL 7/4/2023 3-star 5.6 4-star 0.9034 6'0 160
LB Brian Huff Jonesboro, AR 7/12/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8955 6'3 224
DE Williams Nwaneri Lee's Summit, MO 8/14/2023 5-star 6.1 5-star 0.9987 6'5 250
DE Jaylen Brown Madison, AL 8/22/2023 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8600 6'6 230
5.7 0.8820