|DaRon Davis||WR||6||3||190||Hogan Prep||MO||Yes||4* (.8909)|
|Jaevon McQuitty||WR||6||2||185||Battle||MO||Yes||3* (.8851)|
|Andrew Clair||RB||5||9||170||St. Louis University||MO||3* (.8556)|
|Peyton Jones||DB||6||0||175||Archbishop O'Hara||MO||NR|
|Ryan Newton||LB||6||3||230||Parkway North||MO||NR|
Perhaps things change within the next 24 hours but it doesn't appear that the number one recruit in the state, defensive end Chester Graves, will be able to make it to Missouri this weekend. He told us earlier this week it was due to a scheduling conflict with basketball.
Missouri will get a chance to see where it stands with DaRon Davis, who originally committed last November. By all accounts he remains solid to Missouri, but as Steven Godfrey points out here, being committed to a school for a long time gives other schools a lot of time and ammunition.
"What I've heard from kids we land early is that our rivals spend a full year attacking us. They don't have to sell themselves. They just have to attack us," an SEC assistant said. "You aren't selling your school, you're just creating doubt about another. So, now any game we lose, any other kid at the same position we offer (or an outlet says we offer), all that is sent back to the recruit. 'What do you think about this? See, they're a bad fit for you.'"
Jaevon McQuitty will be attending just a few days after picking up an offer, and the coaching staff can at least hope for an early commitment from the talent four-star who announced yesterday he was looking to make a decision soon:
Making Decision soon ...— Jaevon McQuitty (@YaboyJae19) February 26, 2016
Linebacker Ryan Newton is also someone who could pick up a Mizzou offer. He's familiar with the program, having attending last year's Junior Day where he told Scout.com how Donavin Newsom, Aaron O'Neal and Anthony Gatti all came from Parkway North.
|Djimon Colbert||DB||6||0||175||Bishop Miege||KS||3* (.8852)|
|Jafar Armstrong||WR||6||0||185||Bishop Miege||KS||3* (.8778)|
|Trevor Kent||DE||6||4||240||Pittsburg||KS||Yes||3* (.8578)|
|Kade Remsberg||ATH||5||11||172||Newton||KS||3* (.8556)|
Missouri has invited four of the top-ranked recruits from Kansas, and they have confirmed with us they will attend. 247sports has Missouri in the lead for cornerback Djimon Colbert, but others have him as a heavily lean toward the Iowa Hawkeyes. Wide receiver Jafar Armstrong recently picked up an offer from Illinois and attended Kansas State's Junior Day earlier this month. A lot depends on the coaches' evaluations.
|Bryson Strong||LB||5||10||193||Althoff Catholic||IL||NR|
|Edwyn Brown||DB||6||6||180||Althoff Catholic||IL||NR|
|C.J. Coldon||WR||6||1||175||Althoff Catholic||IL||NR|
|Christian Willis||DL||6||1||250||Althoff Catholic||IL||NR|
|Chris Branson||LB||5||10||241||Althoff Catholic||IL||NR|
I can't pretend to have insider information, but Missouri inviting essentially an entire high school's recruits to visit suggests the Tigers are interested in more than one prospect from Belleville (Ill.) Althoff Catholic. Edwyn Brown, a 6'6 cornerback, immediately stands out to me as a potential target, and Mizzou is likely looking to evaluate how he's recovering from foot surgery. But wide receiver CJ Coldon could also be in the hunt for a Mizzou offer.
Again, this list is incomplete and we'll look to update it as we learn more.
|Dallas Craddieth||DB||6||1||180||Florissant, Missouri||MO||Yes||NR|
|T.J. Kennedy||OL||6||4||330||Lee's Summit||MO||NR|
Trevor Trout seems like the big fish for the 2018 recruiting class, but he recently spoke with 11Warriors about his recruitment.
"They have (sent mail)," Trout said of Ohio State. "I'm interested. (Ezekiel Elliott) went there, and in St. Louis, he's one of the guys you look up to. They have great defensive linemen production and Columbus is a great place to play football."
Missouri's reputation as a defensive line powerhouse will factor in, but with defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski departing, it remains to be seen how new defensive line coach Jackie Shipp handles things. Trout has offers from Iowa and Indiana, along with his only SEC offer from Missouri, but with Ohio State knocking on the door his recruitment is sure to blow up.
Missouri Junior Day this weekend and Iowa Elite Junior Day in March.— Trevor Trout (@totaltroutmove) February 24, 2016
With Missouri losing Josh Augusta, Ricky Hatley, and maybe Harold Brantley after his year, adding to the defensive line will be critical in the coming recruiting cycles. You can check out Trout's HUDL highlights here: