Kobie Whiteside, one of the final commits of Missouri’s 2017 class, is officially a Tiger.
The MIZZOU FAMILY adds a MONSTER in the MIDDLE on D! Another POWERFUL player for #DLINEZOU & the FAMILY! Welcome @big_kobie to #ShowMe17 pic.twitter.com/0iyzj5fdGw— ShowMe17 (@MizzouShowMe17) February 1, 2017
#ShowMe DL Kobie Whiteside (Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor), officially signed with #Mizzou! #MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/1gvi1IZHZ2— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2017
Kobie flew under the radar but has tremendous size and athleticism. Watch his highlights to see why:#MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/I6tXhlRS8G— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2017
|Height, Weight||6'1", 304lbs|
|City (School)||Houston, TX (Alief Taylor)|
|247Sports Rating||2* (0.7917)|
|Rivals Rating||2* (5.3)|
|Other Offers of Note||Illinois, Bowling Green, Colorado State|
|Previous Posts||Defensive tackle Kobie Whiteside commits to Missouri|
From Whiteside’s commitment article this week:
Whiteside appeared destined for the Group of 5, visiting Colorado State and New Mexico in recent weeks. But Mizzou called, and he answered.
His highlight film is above. It begins with a Piesman-level, “read the screen, then pick it off” moment and displays quite a few bursts of explosiveness.
Whiteside is not a highly-rated recruit, but Mizzou fans have to hope that the Tigers’ late discovery is able to quickly play a role in what is at the moment a thin defensive tackle rotation. Opportunity awaits if he is ready.
There is playing time available for any of the 2017 signees who show up ready for action, and Whiteside has the requisite size already.