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JUCO All-American defensive tackle Malik Young chooses Missouri over Florida, others

University of Missouri

Malik Young, a JUCO All-American and teammate of Mizzou signee Walter Palmore, committed to the Tigers late on National Signing Day. Mizzou fended off the advances of Florida and others to secure Young’s commitment.

Malik Young

Position Defensive tackle
Height, Weight 6'3", 280lbs
City (High School) Marietta, GA (Sprayberry)
JUCO Eastern Arizona College
247Sports Rating 3* (0.8601)
Rivals Rating 3* (5.5)
Scout Rating 3*
ESPN Rating NR
Other Offers of Note Alabama, Florida, Tennessee

Young’s size and highlight film suggest a smaller, quicker option on the interior — he spent a good portion of 2015 lined up at end, in fact. He is the fifth defensive tackle (and the third JUCO) Mizzou has signed in this class, and he gives new defensive line coach Brick Haley something different to work with.