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Missouri makes the list for three explosive playmakers from SEC footprint

Al'Dontre Davis and Michael Young of Louisiana, athlete Jalen Browder of Georgia all list Missouri among early favorites

Al'Dontre Davis

Al'Dontre Davis is a three-star wide receiver from Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana. On July 1, Davis released his top ten "until further notice."

Along with Missouri, Davis listed Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and USC. Missouri offered the standout wide receiver on February 24 and is being recruited by Andy Hill according to Rivals.

Davis' interest in such schools as Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and LSU is indicative of his lean toward the SEC. Scout views Davis as having the greatest interest in LSU. Mississippi State commit Kylin Hill, a one time Missouri running back target, is also making a push for the talented wide receiver to join him in Starkville.

Davis is a 6'0" 190 pound wide receiver and is rated as the 71st best wide receiver in the country and the 23rd best player in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports. As a junior at Lutcher High School, Davis had 65 receptions for 924 yards and 16 touchdowns. Davis won't kill you with his speed, but he has elite vision and awareness; couple that with agility and elusiveness and he'd be a great threat for the Tigers' offense. You can view Davis' highlights on Hudl.

Michael Young

Michael Young is a three-star wide receiver from Destrehan High School in Destrehan, Louisiana. After releasing his top ten in June, Young trimmed his list down to a top five on July 1.

In his top five revelation video, Young included Tulane, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oregon, and Missouri. Young eliminated Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Arizona, Minnesota, Virginia, Colorado State, and Louisiana-Lafayette from consideration. Missouri offered Young on April 7. It appears that Young is being recruited by Josh Heupel and Andy Hill.

Michael Young is a 5'11" 175 pound wide receiver that ranks as the 73rd best receiver and 24th best player in Louisiana according to 247Sports. Young is a do-it-all receiver with unmatched speed, out-sized blocking abilities and running back-like agility.

Young is a similar player to both of Missouri's current commits and could add that explosive deep-threat ability as well as a stellar blocking game to the Tiger offense. Young has the ability to take a screen pass and turn it into a big gain due to unrivaled agility and awareness. You can view Young's highlights on Hudl.

247Sports views Notre Dame as the current favorite with Oregon also being in contention. Publicly, Young has been showing a lot of interest in Texas A&M and Oregon, especially after what Young calls "the best trip I've ever been on" regarding his visit to Oregon according to Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian. Nemec also adds that Young "felt at home" on his visit to Eugene. Speaking to Young in the spring, the wide receiver had a lot to say about Missouri as well as stating that he was very impressed with the program, especially with the new offense and that he could really see himself playing in Columbia.

Jalen Browder

Jalen Browder is a three-star athlete from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia. Browder released his top ten on July 3, thanking the included schools because they "showed me the most interest and showed me I will have early playing time."

Browder's top ten includes Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Maryland, Ole Miss, Illinois, Kansas State, South Carolina, and Tulane. Missouri offered Browder on May 10. It appears that Browder is being recruited by Josh Heupel and Andy Hill.

247Sports does not have a Crystal Ball Prediction for Browder yet views the athlete in having the most interest in Louisville, Missouri, and Ole Miss. Scout, however, views Browder as having the most interest in Kansas State, Ole Miss, and NC State. Rivals was able to talk to Browder and reported that the athlete has Missouri, Ole Miss, and Louisville as his current leaders. Browder also told Rivals that he plans to visit more schools following the dead period and plans on committing just before the start of his first game in August. Browder told Rivals "Those 3 show me the most interest and they say I will have early playing time and that's important to me." adding "I plan to visit Ole Miss and Mississippi State for one day each right after each other. After that I plan to visit Mizzou the visit Louisville at the end of the month." Browder finally added that whatever the schools show him on the visit will aid in his decision.

Browder is a 6'1" 195 pound athlete that ranks as the 57th best athlete and the 76th best player in Georgia. As a junior at East Paulding High School, Browder had 837 receiving yards with 10 total touchdowns on 63 catches averaging 13.3 yards per catch. Browder has great vision and is able to find holes in coverage and can easily beat a defender when the ball is put in the air.

It is most likely that Missouri is recruiting Browder as a wide receiver as he mostly played wide receiver in high school but some colleges are recruiting him as a defensive back. Missouri has three athletes on scholarship, Cam Hilton, Ronnell Perkins and Ray Wingo who have bounced between offense and defense. If Barry Odom can secure a committment from the shifty athlete, Browder would add to the depth of the receiving corp and have time to mature in his role. You can view Browder's highlights on Hudl.

Missouri's 2017 Receiver Recruiting class

Missouri has a crowded wide receiving corps with only two graduating scholarship seniors in Chris Black and Eric Laurent. Missouri currently has two wide receivers in the class of 2017 in Da'Ron Davis and Jafar Armstrong but the addition of Davis or Young would fit in the 2017 recruiting haul if Missouri sees any further roster attrition. Barry Odom and receivers coach Andy Hill could be looking to add at least another receiver regardless if East St. Louis Flyer Jeff Thomas is on board.

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