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Northwestern Transfer Lineman Portals to Mizzou

This is Missouri’s 20th commitment of the 2023 class.

Syndication: Northwest Florida Daily News (nwfdn) Michael Snyder, The Northwest Florida Daily News via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Tis the season to be merry, and tis the season to shop the transfer portal.

Mizzou is in need of some Defensive Line depth, and Eli Drinkwitz and his staff went shopping for some Defensive Line talent and found Austin Firestone, a versatile D-line prospect from the 2022 class. Firestone was on a visit this past weekend and did not wait long to name Mizzou his new home.

Firestone committed to Northwestern in late 2021 and played some for the Wildcats as a true freshman, but not enough to burn a redshirt. So he’ll have four years of eligibility remaining.

Get to know: Austin Firestone

Hometown: Niceville, FL

Previous School: Northwestern

Position: Defensive Line

Ht/Wt: 6’5 / 260

Rivals Ranking: 3-star / 5.7

247Composite Ranking: 3-star / 0.8837

Clearly things can change from his high school highlights, but he looks to have the size and mobility to be able to play multiple spots along the line.

What they’re saying:

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 0.8614 6'7 230
TE-OL Ryan Jostes Washington, MO 3/11/2023 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8619 6'6 280
QB Aidan Glover Colliervillle, TN 6/15/2023 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8753 6'3 190
WR-S Jude James St. Charles, MO 6/30/2023 3-star N/A 3-star 0.8500 6'4 200
ATH Jackson Hancock Canton, GA 6/30/2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A 6'0 175
ATH Cam Dooley Valley, AL 7/1/2023 3-star 5.5 N/A 0.8567 6'4 195
DT Justin Bodford Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/2/2023 3-star 5.6 N/A 0.8385 6'1 290
LB Nicholas Rodriguez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/3/2023 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.8850 6'1 190
WR James Madison II Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7/4/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8971 6'3 190
CB Cameron Keys Lynn Haven, FL 7/4/2023 3-star 5.6 4-star 0.9034 6'0 160
LB Brian Huff Jonesboro, AR 7/12/2023 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.8955 6'3 224
DE Williams Nwaneri Lee's Summit, MO 8/14/2023 5-star 6.1 5-star 0.9987 6'5 250
DE Jaylen Brown Madison, AL 8/22/2023 3-star 5.5 3-star 0.8600 6'6 230
5.7 0.8820

For now we aren’t including the transfers into the class but Fireston is the second Power Conference transfer to land at Missouri following the commitment of former Oklahoma Wide Receiver Theo Wease. We’ll have more on Firestone, and the rest of the transfer portal in the coming days.