A highly coveted wide receiver has narrowed it down to 10. And the Missouri Tigers get to be a player in the stakes.
After siphoning through offers from more than a dozen schools and visiting campuses all across the country, Auden Tate, a 4-star recruit out of Wharton High School in Florida, has decided on ten schools that are in the running. The class of 2019 star listed Mizzou as one of his favorites.
He tweeted a message Thursday:
“Thanks to all the schools and coaches for recruiting me but these are my top. No specific order.”
Accompanying the tweet was a screen shot with the list of schools, Missouri included. The rest of the top ten were Michigan, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Miami, Maryland, South Carolina, and Clemson.
The 6’4, 195-pound pass-catcher caught 49 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. He is rated No. 38 nationally among receivers according to recruiting profile site 247Sports.
Michigan appears to be the early favorite according to some experts, but Mizzou’s success on the field in 2013 has made it a hot commodity during the 2018 and 2019 class recruitment. The Tigers put receivers on the map, which makes it a prime destination for highly rated players at the position.
While three of Tate’s top schools are in Florida, a majority of them are not, which it’s a good sign for Tiger fans hopeful he’ll come to Columbia that he’s willing to venture outside the Sunshine state.
Missouri joined fellow SEC schools Georgia and South Carolina by offering a scholarship in May.