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New Jersey WR/TE Charles Njoku commits to Missouri

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Njoku is Missouri’s second commitment today.

Martez Manuel wasn’t the only Mizzou Football target to decide to make the jump today. Charles Njoku, a four-star wide receiver/tight end from Wayne Hills High School in New Jersey, younger brother of recent Cleveland Browns first round draft pick David Njoku, took to Twitter to make his announcement.

Per the 247Sports Composite, Njoku is a mid-three star prospect but a four star on Rivals. He’s currently rated as the 13th best prospect in New Jersey and was recruited primarily by Joe Jon Finley.

It’s easy to see what Missouri likes about Njoku. For one he has proven power conference level bloodlines with his eldest brother in the NFL and another brother at the University of Miami. He seems to fit the profile of what the Tigers seek in their Tight Ends, despite currently being listed as a wide receiver. He’s got great size and has the body the carry more weight and coming out of high school resembles Albert Okwuegbunam quite a bit. And he’s done pretty well for himself.

Going into New Jersey and picking up the brother of an NFL Tight End is no small recruiting feat and its easy to see why the staff would be excited about this pickup.

NJ.com caught up with him post commitment:

The Tigers already have an idea of how to utilize the long receiver, who has improved his subtleness and ability to run routes throughout the off-season.

”They said it depends on how much weight I put on the first year,” said Njoku, who is looking into potentially enrolling early. “They want me as a tight end but it depends on my weight. If I don’t put on enough weight, they will use me as a receiver. But right now I’m up to 6-5, 205.”

Here’s his junior year Hudl film:

Njoku is the 8th commitment for the Tigers in 2019. He is currently listed at 6’5, 205 pounds, and his frame looks like it could easily handle more weight in order to play Tight End if necessary. This is a tremendous pickup for number of different reasons, and now he’s a Tiger. WELCOME, CHARLES.