If you were unaware, today is the opening day for the early signing period for all College sports not named Football. Matt Harris already spent some time going over the different approach this staff has taken with it’s recruiting approach versus the previous staff. And today is the day when it starts to pay off, when kids put their name on a sheet that gets sent to Missouri and binds the two together.
And while it rarely gets the notoriety and excitement around the Football teams signing day, there’s still a lot to feel good about on a day like today. Coming off a win on Monday, Dennis Gates expects to cement his first fall recruiting class at Missouri with 3 signees, all rated a composite 4-star by 247sports.com and their composite rating of all the recruiting sites. The class is good enough for a top-20 ranking in the country (Seventeenth to be exact) and the 4th best class in the SEC (although that can change as commitments roll in for other teams).
We’ll keep this post updated as the news of the day rolls in.
3:55 PM — Mizzou officially announces the signing of South Carolina big man Jordan Butler
Your first look at Jordan Butler and what skills he will bring to the Mizzou family in 2023! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/uGGQod2D7Q— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 9, 2022
2:20 PM — Christ Church Episcopal School Athletics announces Jordan Butler’s signing
Today we celebrated 3️⃣ seniors who signed to play a sport at the collegiate level! ⚽️ ♀️ Congratulations to Jordan Butler (@MizzouHoops), Hampton Hughes (@DavidsonMSoccer), and Kylie Larkin (@GamecockSwim) for signing their letters of intent this afternoon!! #gocavs pic.twitter.com/af2rOT5pmL— CCES Athletics (@ccesathletics) November 9, 2022
2:00 PM — Mizzou officially announces the signing of Trent Pierce
A 6-foot-10 wing who is ranked 80th in the ESPN 100, Trent Pierce is the second signee in the Tigers' nationally-ranked Class of 2023! #MIZ— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 9, 2022
Welcome, @trentpierce22! pic.twitter.com/ApYWqazXeV
12:15 PM — Mizzou officially announces the signing of Anthony Robinson II
Your first look at @anklebully_ant and what the point guard will bring to Mizzou next season! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/9nAKn6bHFC— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 9, 2022
11:16 AM — Trent Pierce signs in a ceremony at Compass Prep in Arizona:
I was at @AZCompass_Prep this morning for signing day. Players who signed:— Griffin Greenberg (@griffgreenberg) November 9, 2022
Mookie Cook - Oregon (@marquiscookk)
Zayden High - North Carolina (@zayy23den)
Trent Pierce - Missouri (@trentpierce22)
Jordan Ross - Saint Mary's (@jordan_ross4)
Vince Delano - Portland (@VincentDelano) pic.twitter.com/VVEiymwz6c
Expected to sign today with Men’s Basketball:
1000% committed GO MIZZOU‼️ pic.twitter.com/zqFT3QXl0N— Anthony Robinson II (@anklebully_ant) June 30, 2022
Anthony Robinson, Point Guard, Tallahassee, FL
Robinsons is a 4-star point guard, or combo guard in the most recent updated rankings. He attends the Florida State University School in Tallahassee and was being recruited by Charlton “CY” Young at FSU before Young accepted the position at Missouri. He’s the 18th best PG in the class, and the 13th best prospect in the State of Florida, currently ranked 109th in the Composite Rankings.
- Commitment on 06/30/22: Dennis Gates lands first 2023 commitment in Florida PG Anthony Robinson II
- Podcast Reaction: IT’S PEAK OFFSEASON, BABY!
- Scholarship Math: Anthony Robinson II is a good start to the 2023 class
- Scouting Profile: What is Missouri getting in Anthony Robinson II?
918 --> 573 #Committed @TiptonEdits pic.twitter.com/mKKXh9F2gz— Trent Pierce (@trentpierce22) July 12, 2022
Trent Pierce, Combo Forward, Tulsa, OK
Pierce is a long and slender forward who plays naturally on the wing but has the size to play the 4-spot on both sides of the floor. He recently transferred to play his final high school season at Compass Prep in Chandler, Arizona and is currently ranked 96th in the 247sports.com composite. He’s the 24th best “PF” in the country, and the 6th best player in Arizona.
- Commitment on 07/12/2022: Four-star wing Trent Pierce commits to Mizzou Hoops
- Podcast Reaction: NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL RECRUITING!
- Scholarship Math: Trent Pierce brings versatility to the 2023 class
- Scouting Profile: Coming soon... Matt Harris has spoken to a lot of people, including Trent Pierce, and is putting the finishing touches on the profile. Look for it in the coming weeks.
Breaking: 2023 four-star Jordan Butler has committed to Missouri, he tells @On3Recruits.— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) October 5, 2022
"I just believe it's the best school for me to follow my dreams and get to the league."
Story: https://t.co/vgJMboTjEm pic.twitter.com/UNDAzypK6h
Jordan Butler, Post, Greenville, South Carolina
In what was the biggest need in the class, Gates and CY landed South Carolina big man Jordan Butler. Butler is a 7’0 4-star Post player with skill and soft shooting touch. He’s currently ranked 118th in the 247sports.com composite ranking, and is the 16th best Center prospect in the country and the 2nd best out of South Carolina.
- Commitment on 10/05/2022: Four-star post Jordan Butler commits to Missouri
- Podcast Reaction: A BIG commitment, ‘24 targets, and a new season on the horizon
- Scholarship Math: Jordan Butler is the post Mizzou needed
- Scouting Profile: Also loading. Longer timeline on that one since Butler committed in the midst of our preseason coverage ramping up.