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Mizzou Recruiting Roundup: #ShowMe17 Approaches National Signing Day

With National Signing Day less than a month away, Missouri’s 2017 class still has room to grow.

Oscar Gambler

Jordan Ulmer Commits to Missouri

Jordan Ulmer is a three-star safety from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Michigan. Ulmer selected the Tigers over Minnesota, Iowa State, Western Michigan, Toledo, and Cincinnati, among others. Ulmer is the fourth defensive back commit in the 2017 class.

You can find our full breakdown of Ulmer’s commitment here. WELCOME, JORDAN.

Show Me National Signing Day

With National Signing Day coming up on February 1, Missouri’s #ShowMe17 class currently consist of:

The class is currently at 21 commits, including Yasir Durant, Isaiah Miller and Pompey Coleman who’ve already signed with Missouri and can be counted toward the 2016 recruiting totals. This means Missouri could sign up to 7 more recruits this cycle.

As the class currently stands, it is ranked #32 by Rivals, #38 by 247Sports, and #39 by Scout. In all three rankings, Missouri is listed as the #12 class in the SEC, ahead of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

The NCAA-mandated recruiting “dead-period” that began on December 12th, 2016 will end on January 11th, 2017, meaning coaches can resume contact with prospective athletes. Missouri will have this weekend to host visitors but the weekend of January 20th will be the big push with the following recruits reportedly visiting:

Committed: Joshuah Bledsoe, Aubrey Miller, Jamal Brooks, Case Cook

Uncommitted: 3* DT Jaylen Twyman, 2* Safety Tyree Gillespie

This weekend will probably be as much about keeping Miller committed as it is securing new pledges, but look for several more high profile targets to join the visitor’s list in the next week.

Then on January 27th, the last available weekend, the following targets will visit Columbia (obviously subject to change):

Committed: DaRon Davis

Uncommitted: 2* OT Jordan Rhodes, 3* JUCO DT Walter Palmore

Adding the late-bloomer Jordan Rhodes would be luxury with five offensive lineman already committed and the Tigers will have to fend off South Carolina for his services, but at 6’6, 300 pounds, he has desirable size.

Missouri is in dire need of interior defensive line talent and could use a commitment from both Palmore and Twyman - plus any other impact guys they can land. Fans will also recall that Missouri made some late moves last year when they flipped Damarea Crockett and Markell Utsey on secret visits the final weekend before National Signing Day.

Barry Odom will undoubtedly look for new defensive line coach Brick Haley, as well as whoever replaces departed cornerbacks coach Greg Brown, to have an impact as soon as possible. Odom has stated he wants to sign a full 25 scholarship class for 2017 so that could mean some finish line fireworks for Missouri on February 1st.

P.J. Fleck and Reyondous Estes

Current Missouri quarterback commit Rey Estes was originally committed to Western Michigan while Fleck was still at the helm. Now the head man at Minnesota, Fleck extended an offer to Estes on January 7. Estes, a three-star dual-threat quarterback from East St. Louis High School in East St. Louis, Illinois, flipped from Western Michigan to Missouri on August 10. It is important to note that Estes flipped from the Broncos and Fleck prior to their impressive 13-1 season. While Fleck’s 2016 success may not be enough for Estes to flip to the Gophers, it will be interesting to watch, especially after his interaction with Fleck-related Tweets on Twitter.

It’s significant to note that a big part of Missouri’s recruitment of Estes seemed centered around landing his ESL teammate, blue-chip WR Jeff Thomas. It seems that Thomas is no longer considering Missouri so it would be no surprise if the Tigers let Estes flip to Minnesota.

Within their recruiting class, Minnesota has already signed three-star JUCO dual-threat quarterback Neil McLaurin in December. Estes is currently Missouri’s only quarterback commit for the 2017 class.

Mizzou in Emanuel Dabney’s Top Two

Emanuel Dabney, a 2017 three-star cornerback from Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi, has Missouri in his top two. Dabney decommitted from Mississippi State on August 12 after being committed for nearly nine months. On New Year’s Day, Dabney announced that his final selection would be between Missouri and Ole Miss. Dabney has not publicly announced the date of his commitment. You can view Dabney’s highlights on YouTube.

It is unclear how the recent departure of cornerbacks coach Greg Brown for Auburn will impact Dabney’s commitment. There has also been rumor that Missouri pulled their offer to Dabney so we’ll try and keep watch as events unfold.

2018 Offers

Trevor Downing, a 2018 three-star offensive tackle from Creston High School in Creston, Iowa, picked up an offer from Missouri on January 5. At 6’5”, 290 pounds, Downing currently holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, and Minnesota. 247Sports views Iowa as the current favorite. It appears that Downing is being recruited by Joe Jon Finley. You can view Downing’s highlights on Hudl.

D’Shawn Jamison, a 2018 four-star cornerback from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, picked up an offer from Missouri on January 6. At 5’10”, 168 pounds, Jamison currently holds offers from Michigan, Florida, Baylor, TCU, and Houston, among others. It appears that Jamison is being recruited by Cliff Odom. You can view Jamison’s highlights on YouTube.

Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, a 2018 four-star cornerback from Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas, picked up an offer from Missouri on January 6. At 6’1”, 175 pounds, Moehrig-Woodard currently holds offers from Vanderbilt, Tulsa, SMU, and UTSA. It appears that Moehrig-Woodson is being recruited by Cliff Odom. You can view Moehrig-Woodard’s highlights on Hudl.