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Mizzou Lands Oregon Defensive Lineman Transfer Kristian Williams

Eli Drinkwitz and the staff continue to bolster the defensive line depth with the latest commitment of Oregon transfer Kristian Willaims

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In a surprise commitment on this Tuesday evening without even a bat signal alert from Drinkwitz, Missouri has added some experience and depth from the Power Five level on the defensive line – which of course is always a plus.

Oregon defensive tackle transfer Kristian Williams, who was recently on an official visit to Missouri last weekend, has announced his commitment to Mizzou via Twitter.

Williams, a Memphis, Tennessee native — was a former three-star recruit in the 2019 recruiting class and ranked as the No. 27 defensive tackle in the country.

In three seasons at Oregon, Williams didn’t rack up a whole lot of stats, but he by far had his most productive year last season with 16 total tackles, including two tackles in the Alamo Bowl against Oklahoma.

Williams becomes the 13th transfer portal addition for Mizzou, and sixth on the defensive line.

Welcome to Mizzou, Kristian! M-I-Z!

Get to know: Recruit Name

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

High School: Southwind High School

Position: Defensive Tackle

Ht/Wt: 6’3, 297

Rivals Ranking: Three-star, 5.7

247Composite Ranking: Three-star, 0.8897

Total announced offers: 16

Offers to note: Oregon, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Memphis

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
ATH Austyn Dendy Pine Bluff, AR 9/30/2023 3-star 5.6 N/A N/A 6'1 200
5.7 0.8820