Missouri entered the race for local 4-star wide receiver Jaevon McQuitty, who picked up an offer late yesterday. He told local reporter Danny Jones about his reaction to receiving an offer from the hometown team. He also spoke to PowerMizzou's Brian Austin about receiving a "late offer".
We talked about McQuitty's lack of an offer in an earlier recruiting roundup on the state of Missouri recruits and how the new coaching staff was making efforts to improve their relationship with the talented kid from Battle High School. McQuitty will be attending Mizzou's Junior Day this Saturday.
Another person we mentioned in our previous recruiting update was defensive end Chester Graves, who recently told us he would not be attending Mizzou's Junior Day due to scheduling conflict with basketball - although he could still be a last minute surprise.
Chester Graves, the #1 prospect in Missouri, informs us that he will not be able to attend Mizzou's Junior Day this Saturday— Rock M Recruiting (@RockMRecruiting) February 23, 2016
Graves told us he still has yet to meet with Mizzou's new defensive line coach Jackie Shipp. Graves attended Mizzou's Junior Day last year when he received an offer from the Tigers. He is a heavily sought after recruit who's been playing things pretty quiet so it will be important for the staff to remain focused on the state's top recruit.
We're still gathering information but we can already confirm the following class of 2017 recruits will be attending Saturday's Junior Day: Mizzou WR commit DaRon Davis, athlete Kade Remsberg, OL TJ Kennedy, DB Peyton Jones, LB Eli Ross, WR CJ Coldon, LB Ryan Newton and WR Jaevon McQuitty plus 2018 prospects Dallas Craddieth and 4-star DT Trevor Trout. We'll endeavor to update this list as we learn more.
UPDATE: DE Trevor Kent, WR CJ Coldon and DE Anthony Payne will also be attending, OL Marquis Hayes tells us his family has made other plans but he will definitely be going to Mizzou's Spring Game.
Coaches on the recruiting trail.
To the East, Missouri offered a pair of 4-star Cincinnatti teammates in TE Matt Dotson and CB Amir Riep. In Indiana, 4-star safety R.J. Potts landed an offer. From Maryland, linebacker Nathan Proctor Jr. picked up an offer. In New York, JUCO lineman Badara Traore was recently heard from the Tigers.
Only one offer in SEC territory in the past week (that we're aware of obviously), but it was an interesting one. Mizzou snuck an offer in to Mississippi offensive tackle Ben Brown just a day before he heard from Ole Miss where his father played.
Mizzou sent out it's first offer for an in-state 2019 recruit by offering Vianney receiver Cam Coleman.
Emilio Monsivais, a 2016 recruit, picked up an offer for a preferred walk on spot to play QB at Mizzou, but has yet to accept. He told us that he's still talking over the financial and academic aspects with his family.
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