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Missouri hosted Oklahoma graduate transfer Alex Ross this weekend

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Catching you up on Mizzou recruiting news from April 25 to May 8.

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Alex Ross is a 6'1, 227-pound former running back and returner for Oklahoma and requested a graduate transfer. Ross reportedly visited Missouri this weekend. He would be a massive addition to the running game, as he would be eligible to play in 2016.

Ross was electric as a returner, averaging 31.2 per kick return as a sophomore, and could add a great deal of speed to special teams. We will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.

A 2012 recruit, Ross was 247sports' #1 player in Oklahoma and the #6 running back in the nation in that class. He had 595 yards on 88 carries as a sophomore but ended up behind Sooner standouts Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon in 2015.

Mizzou on the radar

Kenneth Murray, a 2017 three-star outside linebacker from Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, recently displayed the coaches' desire to see him in black and gold. It appears that Murray is being recruited by DeMontie Cross.

Jalen Holston, a 2017 three-star running back from Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, Ga., is also intrigued by the black and gold.

Jeff Thomas, a 2017 four-star wide receiver from East St. Louis High School, has trimmed his options down to six: Alabama, Michigan State, Florida State, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Missouri. Barry Odom and Andy Hill are working hard to secure the commitment of the talented wide receiver. 247Sports views Alabama with a 50% chance to land Thomas while also giving Missouri a 17% chance to land the receiver. You can check out our full analysis here.

Mizzou on the move

Targets committing elsewhere

  • Ricky Smalling, a 2017 three-star wide receiver from Brother Rice High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., commits to Illinois over Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia, Syracuse, and Iowa State among others. Smalling announced an offer from Missouri on February 26.
  • LaBryan Ray, a 2017 four-star defensive end from James Clemens High School in Madison, Ala., released his top twelve schools which did not include Missouri. 247Sports views Alabama as the heavy favorite.

New offers

Barry Odom sent out eleven recent offers to 2018 and 2019 players, along with 10 offers to 2017 players, Missouri still is looking for offensive line help, offering a JUCO lineman in California.

Georgia

Kelton Dawson is a 2017 defensive end from Stockbridge High School. Dawson announced his offer from Missouri on May 2. Dawson currently holds 13 offers, including offers from Kentucky, Purdue, Illinois, UCF, and Cincinnati. It appears that Dawson is being recruited by Glen Elarbee. Check out Dawson's highlights on Hudl.

Emory Jones is a 2018 dual-threat quarterback from Heard County High School in Franklin. Jones announced his offer from Missouri on May 3. Jones currently holds 10 offers, including offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio State. 247Sports views Tennessee as the current favorite. It is unclear who is recruiting Jones. Check out Jones' highlights on Hudl.

Reuben Unije is a 2018 offensive tackle from Johns Creek High School in Alpharetta. Unije announced his offer from Missouri on May 3. Unije currently holds 4 offers, including offers from N.C. State, Cincinnati, and FIU. It appears that Unije is being recruited by Glen Elarbee. Check out Unije's highlights on Hudl.

Tre' Allen is a 2017 linebacker from Woodland High School in Stockbridge. Allen announced his offer from Missouri on May 5. Allen currently holds 3 offers, including offers from Troy and Wake Forest. It is unclear who is recruiting Allen. Check out Allen's highlights on Hudl.

Yusuf Corker is a 2017 three-star cornerback from Woodland High School. Corker announced his offer from Missouri on May 5. Corker currently holds 23 offers, including offers from South Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. 247Sports views South Carolina as the current favorite. It is unclear who is recruiting Corker. Check out Corker's highlights on Hudl.

James Ohonba is a 2018 offensive tackle from Woodland High School. Ohonba announced his offer from Missouri on May 5. Ohonba currently holds 6 offers, including offers from Alabama, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and Tennessee. It is unclear who is recruiting Ohonba. Check out Ohonba's highlights on Hudl.

Terell Smith is a 2018 cornerback from South Gwinnett High School in Snellville. Smith announced his offer from Missouri on May 5. Smith currently holds 3 offers, including offers from Tulane and UMass. It appears that Smith is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Smith's highlights on Hudl.

Jeremiah Holloman is a 2017 four-star wide receiver from Newton High School in Covington. Holloman announced his offer from Missouri on May 6. Allen currently holds 31 offers, including offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Michigan, and Alabama. 247Sports views Georgia as the current favorite. It appears that Holloman is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Holloman's highlights on Hudl.

Florida

Ahmarean Brown is a 2019 wide receiver from Jefferson High School in Tampa. Brown announced his offer from Missouri on April 27. Brown currently holds 3 offers, including offers from Michigan State and USF. It is unclear who is recruiting Brown. Check out Brown's highlights on Hudl.

Jermaine Eskridge is a 2018 athlete from Jefferson High School. Eskridge announced his offer from Missouri on April 27. Eskridge currently holds 35 offers, including offers from Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. 247Sports views Florida and Kentucky as potential favorites. It appears that Eskridge is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Eskridge's highlights on Hudl.

Travell Harris is a 2017 two-star athlete from Jesuit High School in Tampa. Harris announced his offer from Missouri on April 27. Harris currently holds 12 offers, including offers from USF, Purdue, Toledo, Marshall, and Colorado State. It appears that Harris is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Harris' highlights on Hudl.

Ken Montgomery Jr. is a 2018 cornerback and wide receiver from Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Montgomery Jr. announced his offer from Missouri on April 27. Montgomery Jr. currently holds 9 offers, including offers from USC, Louisville, Indiana, Iowa  State, and Temple. It appears that Montgomery Jr. is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Montgomery Jr.'s highlights on Hudl.

Tyrese Spain is a 2018 cornerback from Jefferson High School in Tampa. Spain announced his offer from Missouri on April 27. Spain currently holds 2 offers, including an offer from Kentucky. It is unclear who is recruiting Spain. Check out Spain's highlights on Hudl.

Matt Landers is a 2017 three-star wide receiver from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg Landers announced his offer from Missouri on April 28. Landers currently holds 19 offers, including offers from Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, and Miami. It is unclear who is recruiting Landers. Check out Landers highlights on Hudl.

Ventrell Miller is a 2017 three-star outside linebacker from Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Miller announced his offer from Missouri on April 29. Miller currently holds 26 offers, including offers from Miami, N.C. State, North Carolina, California, and Louisville. 247Sports views Miami as the current favorite. It appears that Miller is being recruited by Greg Brown. Check out Miller's highlights on YouTube.

Texas

Bobby Brown is a 2018 defensive tackle from Lamar High School in Arlington. Brown announced his offer from Missouri on April 29. Brown currently holds one offer. It appears that Brown is being recruited by Joe Jon Finley. Check out Brown's highlights on Hudl.

CeeDee Lamb is a 2017 four-star wide receiver from Foster High School in Richmond. Lamb announced his offer from Missouri on May 4. Lamb currently holds 14 offers including offers from Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma. It appears that Lamb is being recruited by DeMontie Cross and Andy Hill. Check out Lamb's highlights on Hudl.

Brian Williams is a 2019 safety from Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas. Williams announced his offer from Missouri on May 4. Williams currently holds 3 offers, including offers from Colorado and Iowa. It is unclear who is recruiting Williams. Check out Williams' highlights on Hudl.

California

Kyle Mitchell is an offensive lineman currently playing at American River College in Sacramento. Mitchell announced his offer from Missouri on May 8 after taking a visit to Columbia.  Mitchell currently holds two offers, including an offer from Texas Tech, which Mitchell visited on May 1. It appears that Mitchell is being recruited by Barry Odom and Glen Elarbee. Should Mitchell join the Tigers, he would be able to play in 2016, adding much needed depth to the offensive line. Check out Mitchell's highlights on Hudl.

Illinois

Micah Awodiran is a 2017 three-star inside linebacker from Marist High School in Chicago. Awodiran announced his offer from Missouri on May 5. Awodiran currently holds 22 offers, including offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Minnesota, Illinois, and Purdue. It appears that Awodiran is being recruited by Jackie Shipp. Check out Awodiran's highlights on Hudl.

Louisiana

Josh Smith is a 2018 defensive end from Landry-Walker High School in New Orleans. Smith announced his offer from Missouri on May 2. Smith currently holds one offer. It is unclear who is recruiting Smith. Check out Smith's highlights on Hudl.

Tennessee

Gentry Bonds is a 2017 three-star cornerback from Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. Bonds announced his offer from Missouri on May 2. Bonds currently holds 13 offers, including offers from Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, and Vanderbilt. It appears that Bonds is being recruited by Barry Odom and Greg Brown. Check out Bonds' highlights on Hudl.

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