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Missouri gets commitment from JUCO defensive lineman Benjamin Key

This is Missouri’s 13th commitment of the 2020 class.

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With February 5th’s National Signing Day right around the corner, Eli Drinkwitz and the coaching staff received some positive news on the recruiting trail tonight – with a surprise commitment on the defensive side.

Eli Drinkwitz tweeted out a good sign this afternoon that a commitment could be coming in the near future.

Turns out it was JUCO defensive lineman Benjamin Key. Key was originally committed to Mississippi State back on December 18th, but with the Bulldogs’ coaching change – he has decided to commit to Missouri.

Get to know: Benjamin Key

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

High School: East Los Angeles College (JUCO)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Ht/Wt: 6-5, 280 lbs

Rivals Ranking: Three-star, 5.5

247Composite Ranking: Three-star, 0.8528

Total announced offers: 6

Offers to note: Mississippi State, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State

What they’re saying:

Welcome, Benjamin! M-I-Z!

Mizzou 2023 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 Brett Norfleet St. Charles, MO 11/21/2021 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.9078 6'7 225
DE Jahkai Lang Troy, MO 12/17/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8778 6'4 240
QB Gabarri Johnson Tacoma, WA 5/8/2022 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8956 6'0 200
K Blake Craig Liberty, MO 6/5/2022 2-star 5.3 NA NA 5'11 180
WR Marquis Johnson Dickinson, TX 6/13/2022 N/A N/A 3-star 0.8711 6'0 176
DB Nicholas DeLoach, Jr Cahokia, IL 6/25/2022 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8467 6'1 170
ATH Jamal Roberts St. Louis, MO 7/3/2022 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8689 6'1 200
WR Joshua Manning Lee's Summit, MO 7/21/2022 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9111 6'3 190
CB Shamar McNeil Fort Lauderdale, FL 7/30/2022 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8417 6'3 175
LB Brayshawn Littlejohn Gaffney, SC 8/14/2022 3-star 5.5 NA NA 6'2 220
OT Logan Reichert Raytown, MO 9/8/2022 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.8997 6'7 345
DB Phillip Roche Merrilville, IN 10/11/2022 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8400 6'1 190
5.64 0.8760