Remember when Eli Drinkwitz literally pulled up to Cayden Green’s high school in a dump truck? Those were fun days, huh?
Cayden Green was part of a three-headed monster of offensive line recruits from the 2023 class, only one of which Mizzou landed on the first go-around (we love you, Logan Reichert!) But that’s what makes the transfer portal so beautiful — you generally get a second chance with some of these guys.
Just a week after he transferred from Oklahoma, where he was perhaps the Sooners’ best offensive lineman as a true freshman, Cayden Green announced he will head east to play for your Missouri Tigers.
BREAKING: Former Oklahoma OT Cayden Green has Committed to Missouri, he tells @on3sports— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 19, 2023
The 6’5 325 OT is ranked as the No. 1 OL in the Transfer Portal
Green started 7 games as a True Freshman & will have 3 years of eligibility remaining https://t.co/vljxwclawj pic.twitter.com/esP95NrqqM
This commitment is — and I don’t think this needs to be said but it’s being said anyway — massive. Even in its current state as a great equalizer, the portal doesn’t often provide the type of player Green is: a young, blue-blood quality player with several years of eligibility and a full season’s worth of on-field seasoning. Green was a Pro Football Focus Freshman All-American for the Sooners and arguably one of Oklahoma’s best players. He’s not coming in with unrealized potential; he’s already that good.
Mizzou, losing Javon Foster and Xavier Delgado this offseason, needed to fortify its offensive line in a big way. Not only does Green accomplish that task, he arguably makes the ceiling of Mizzou’s line higher than it was last year.
That Mizzou was able to get a player of that caliber and weaken an in-conference rival in the process?
Get to know: Cayden Green
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Previous School: Oklahoma
Ht/Wt: 6’5”, 316 lbs
Rivals Transfer Ranking: 5.9, 4-star
247 Transfer Ranking: 95, 4-star