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Night at the Zou proves fruitful for Mizzou Football

The annual event is one where coaches get to see the progress many of the younger prospects.

NCAA Football: Wyoming at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Every year there’s Night at the Zou, and every year it catches me off guard. The month of July goes from the 4th to August in a hurry but here we are on July 28th and the Night at the Zou has concluded with a few extra offers going out, a few previously committed players in attendance, and a ton in attendance overall. Let’s see what we can piece together.


  • Jay Maclin - COMMITTED
  • Elijah Young - COMMITTED
  • Kevon Billingsley - COMMITTED
  • Antonio Doyle - COMMITTED
  • Brady Cook - COMMITTED
  • Jacoby Jackson - 2021 6’6 300 lb Offensive Tackle from Arlington, TX
  • Amar Johnson - 2021 5’11 170 lb Running back from St. Louis, MO
  • Isaac Smith - 2020 6’3 185 lb Wide Receiver from Collierville, TN
  • Jaydon Wannstedt - 2022 6’2 285 lb Defensive Tackle from St. Charles, MO
  • Jimmy Lansing - 2022 6’7 240 lb Defensive End from St. Louis, MO
  • Rajon Hill - 2021 6’2 170 lb Defensive back from Kansas City, MO

Most of this I pieced together on twitter, so I’m sure I’ve left some out. I’ve left off newly offered players since we’ll get to them in a minute. But if you come across someone who attended Night at the Zou who is NOT on one of these lists leave it in the comments and we’ll update. Crowdsourcing for the win!


There were several attendees who performed well enough to pull in a Mizzou offer.

  • Matthew Wykoff — 2021 6-5 276 lb offensive tackle from Magnolia, TX.
  • Gavin McKay — 2021 6-4 202 lb Wide Receiver-Tight End from Memphis, TN.
  • Mar’Keise Irving — 2021 5-10 175 lb Running Back from Country Club Hills, IL (southern Chicagoland area)
  • Eli Richey— 2021 6’5 280 lb Offensive Tackle from Greensboro, AL
  • Nelson Pipes — 2020 6’0 205 lb Long Snapper from Hallsville, MO. Pipes is a PWO offer and he’s the #1 long snapper in Missouri in the 2020 class. Pipes being a Missouri kid it looks like he might consider himself a part of the 2020 class. It would be a great pickup because long snapping is important. So I’ve been told.


Michal Antoine is a 2020 3-star rated Cornerback from Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Paula Vaipulu is a 2020 3-star interior offensive lineman from Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas. Channelview is east of Houston but in the Metro area and on... a channel that leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Vaipulu is a huge person at 6’3 and over 300 pounds.

It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve had a commitment. But here’s the current list of players.

Mizzou 2024 Commitment List

Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
TE Whit Hafer Joplin, MO 2/25/2023 3-star 5.5 N/A 0.8478 6'7 230
TE-OL Ryan Jostes Washington, MO 3/11/2023 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8619 6'6 280
QB Daniel Kaelin Bellevue, NE 3/13/2023 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8826 6'2 198
DL Tionne Gray St. Louis, MO 3/18/2023 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9007 6'6 305
5.68 0.8733