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4-Star Offensive Lineman Deshawn Woods commits to the #NewZou

May you be as talented at anything as Drink is at getting out-of-state 4-star recruits to come play for Missouri

When Missouri first entered the SEC a lot of talk centered around the league being a “line-of-scrimmage league” where both offensive and defensive lines were so monstrous and quick that a Big XII set of lines would be overwhelmed at the point of attack play after play.

Missouri has done well in recruiting size to both of its lines but the high-upside athleticism has eluded the Tiger recruits for most of the past ten years..

Drinkwitz is fixing that issue.

On Saturday the bat signal went up and, soon afterwards, we heard from the latest blue-chip recruit to commit to the Tigers.

Get to know: Deshawn Woods

Hometown: Omaha, NE

High School: Central

Position: Offensive Tackle

Ht/Wt: 6’5” , 295

Rivals Ranking: 5.8, 4-star

247Composite Ranking: 0.9414, 4-star

Total announced offers: 16

Offers to note: Arizona State, Florida, Miami (FL), Texas A&M, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State

While most schools have recruited Woods to play tackle, he has indicated that he’d be willing to play any of the offensive line positions, with offensive line coach Marcus Johnson possibly hinting at him seeing some action at center.

Woods previously cited wanting to make the school he picked feel like home and be part of the family. And when it came down to it, the Drinkwitz family was apparently a better pull than those cheaters working for Herm Edwards over at Arizona State.

What they’re saying:

Welcome home, Deshawn! Can’t wait to see you in the Black & Gold!