So Mizzou has offered 10 in-state guys thus far for the class of 2018. Barry Odom and company got all 10 of them to campus at the same time on Sunday.
All seven of the St. Louis area's heralded recruits for the 2018 class were in attendance: Chaminade defensive tackle Trevor Trout, CBC receivers Kamryn Babb and Cameron Brown, Parkway North defensive lineman Michael Thompson Jr., Lutheran North defensive lineman Ronnie Perkins, Hazelwood Central safety Dallas Craddieth and Ritenour linebacker Ayodele Adeoye. Mizzou's three Kansas City area targets also made visits: Blue Springs defensive lineman Daniel Parker, Lee’s Summit West athlete Mario Goodrich and William Chrisman defensive end Daniel Carson.
PowerMizzou was able to get reactions from the group, and predictably they all had good things to say. And Mizzou rolled out the red carpet.
The Mizzou fans are doing a great job participating today with the recruits and letting the guys know how much they are wanted. This is Key— Carl Reed (@CoachReed314) February 12, 2017
Imagine that defensive line— Ronnie Perkins (@Legendary11_) February 13, 2017
It was a great day. Made some new brothers. Top 10 baby . pic.twitter.com/xQN8PPKoGU— Daniel Carson ® (@sports__finest) February 13, 2017
Always a good time when I visit Mizzou pic.twitter.com/wT35o2xnrn— Dal 1️⃣5️⃣ (@D_Cradd5) February 13, 2017
Mizzou was crazy , showed mad love— Ayodele Adeoye (@Juiceup20) February 13, 2017
Landing all 10 is obviously still a massive long shot, but what a logistical coup it was just to get all these guys to campus at the same time to make the “Just think of what it would mean for all you guys to come here” pitch. And until a clean sweep is off the table, you treat it like it’s realistic.
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