2017 Mizzou football recruiting roundup

The University of Missouri put the final touches on its 2017 football recruiting class on Wednesday, signing a class of 25 players.

According to Rivals.com, Missouri’s class ranks 48th overall (13th in the SEC) although their appear to be many players in this class who will fill key roles for the Tigers going forward.

Get to Know the 2017 Class

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Malik Young        DT   3 Stars

Caleb Sampson   DT   2 Stars

O’Shae Clark          WR   2 Stars

Walter Palmore    DT   3 Stars

Kobie Whiteside   DT   2 Stars

Taylor Powel       QB   3 Stars

Tyree Gillespie      DB   2 Stars

Jordan Ulmer        DB    3 Stars

Adam Sparks         DB   3 Stars

Isaiah Miller            RB    3 Stars

Yasir Durant          OL    3 Stars

Larry Roundtree    RB    3 Stars

Nate Anderson      DE    3 Stars

Rashad Brandon   DT    3 Stars

Terry Petry             CB    3 Stars

Chris Turner          DE    2 Stars

Joshuah Bledsoe    DB    3 Stars

Case Cook               OL    3 Stars

Aubrey Miller         LB     3 Stars

Jamal Brooks          LB      3 Stars

Larry Borom           OL      2 Stars

Pompey Coleman   OL      3 Stars

Hyrin White            OL      3 Stars

Da’Ron Davis         WR    Four Stars

Logan Christopherson    TE    3 Stars

Reasons for Hope

This is Barry Odom’s first full recruiting cycle at Missouri. The team is coming off of a disappointing 4-8 season so he didn’t have a whole lot to sell. He was able to address depth issues along both lines and, despite losing a couple impact receivers late, managed to bring in one of the top prospects in the state of Missouri in Da’Ron Davis. If the Tigers can return to bowl eligibility in 2017, it should open the door for a much better class in 2018.


Causes for Concern

You can’t win consistently in the SEC with classes ranked 48th in the country. Sure, you can find some solid players in these type of classes but you have to be able to build on this and achieve success on the field to avoid becoming the next Vanderbilt of the SEC. The program itself has lost all momentum from back-to-back SEC East titles in 2013 and 2014 and it’s up to Barry Odom to try to get Mizzou back to its winning ways despite a couple so-so recruiting classes.

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