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3-star Indiana Athlete Phillip Roche commits to Mizzou Football

This is Missouri’s 12th commitment of the 2022 class.

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It’s always a bit ominous when Mizzou coach Eli Drinkwitz sends out his famed Bat Signal in the middle of the afternoon, and then you proceed to hear crickets for the next 18ish or so hours. But we knew this moment was coming, it was just a matter of who the tweet was about.

This morning we got word when Merrilville, Indiana athlete and 3-star Safety prospect announced he was committing to the Tigers.

Get to know: Phillip Roche

Hometown: Merrilville, Indiana

High School: Merrilville HS

Position: Athlete / Defensive Back

Ht/Wt: 6’1 / 190

Rivals Ranking: 3-star, 5.6

247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 0.8400

Total announced offers: 13

Offers to note: Cincinnati, Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue

I’ll let someone else much better than me at evaluating High School football video tell you about his skill sets on the gridiron.

What they’re saying:

Roche is the third defensive back prospect to be added to this class, including projected corner Shamar McNeil out of Plantation, FL and Nick DeLoach out of Cahokia. A secondary manned by Roche and DeLoach would be fun but, as we know, projected positions and actual positions don’t always line up. Regardless, it seems this staff is still looking to stock a secondary - that has performed incredibly well this year - with extra pieces while the offensive line additions have been minimal so far. It’ll be interesting to see how scholarship management plays out going forward regarding high school signees vs. portal additions.

Regardless, welcome to Mizzou, Phillip! Be awesome!

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 3-star 0.8558 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
WR Daniel Blood Destrehan, LA 11/24/2022 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8511 6'0 175
LB Triston Newson Independence, MS 11/25/2022 NA NA NA NA 6'1 225
S Marvin Burks Jr. St. Louis, MO 12/4/2022 4-star 5.80 4-star 0.9018 6'2 195
5.64 0.8745

Welcome, Phillip! And M-I-Z!