Missouri Football: Tigers gaining recruit commits

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A few short weeks ago, the Missouri Tigers lost a few verbal commits from the football program. Following a late season resurgence, Mizzou regained a couple.

It remains to be seen how Mizzou will fare in the coming weeks and months, as head coach Barry Odom works on refilling roster spots that verbal commits vacated a couple weeks ago.

If that’s the bad news, then the good news is the Tigers received a pair of verbal commits this week, one of which flipped his commitment from Louisville to Missouri.

The first news of a verbal commit came in the form of 3-star defensive back Jarvis Ware, from Apopka, FL. According to 247Sports, Ware is the No. 160 corner back in the 2018 recruiting class, and ranks No. 230 in the state of Florida.

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Following Missouri’s recent win over the Tennessee Vols, Ware took to Twitter to announce his intention.

The Tigers’ win over the Vols certainly didn’t hurt their cause, as Mizzou kept rolling. Earlier on Tuesday, Missouri received more great news, as a recruit the Tigers had been eyeing since 2013 announced his intent to play at Mizzou.

Antar Thompson, a 3-star defensive tackle, has also made the decision to flip his commit from Louisville to Mizzou. On Twitter, he announced his intent, and will give the Tigers a leg-up at a position where they had looked pretty good, until the wave of de-commits occurred.


In 2013, a series of events occurred, and Thompson found himself at a JUCO – The Highland Community College. Thompson is now 23 years old, and is set to play at the next level.

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For Missouri, and any college program, the verbal commits are mostly meaningless, until the financial aid agreement is signed and the player is in camp, it’s usually not a “bank on it” moment, but I feel like these two commits are solid.