The Missouri football program got a boost for the 2023 recruiting class with the commitment of a 4-Star prospect who the Oregon Ducks were coveting.
Rejoice! Four-star offensive lineman, and soon-to-be Raytown High school graduate, Logan Reichert chooses Mizzou! The Kansas City native chose to stay home after fielding offers from Michigan, Florida State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, LSU, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, USC and others. In the end, it came down to Oregon and Missouri with Logan choosing to attend the University of Missouri.
This is another massive win for Eli Drinkwitz in the recruiting column. With the emphasis on massive. Logan Reichert is a 6’6, 350-pound offensive tackle. Per 247 Sports, Reichert is the No. 11 prospect in the state of Missouri and the No. 29 offensive tackle in the nation.
Reichert is not just size. He was heavily sought after because of his fundamentals and mechanics. He can hold the line in protecting his QB, run blocking, and pushing a pile. While many fans flock to big recruits at skill positions like Luther Burden and Sam Horn, the impact of those positions mean little if you cannot block.
Missouri football will benefit more from recruiting in the trenches
Logan Reichert demonstrates superior athleticism by offensive lineman standards, making him more desirable. That unicorn effect is the type of skill you see in an (dare I say?) Orlando Pace-type of player. That is high praise. It is unlikely he reaches that level, however, the athletic skill, strength, and fundamental base are abilities and characteristics that make ordinary players extraordinary.
Gabe Brooks of 247 Sports had this to say about Reichert:
"“Two-sport athlete who also plays basketball. Shows above average functional athleticism relative to mass, likely fostered by multi-sport participation.”"
With Reichert committing to the University of Missouri, the Tigers secure a top 50 offensive lineman (No. 29,) which will look lovely next to their new shiny top 50 running back recruit, (No. 38) Jamal Roberts, who committed to Mizzou in early July.
The Tigers currently hold three players at Junior class or lower in the running back position, so barring any transfers they will get a taste of running behind Logan Reichert. I am confident the plethora of quarterbacks competing for playing time will be equally as grateful.
Coach Drinkwitz continues to get it done off the field. He is closing more than REMAX. His focus on wrapping up in-state talent is deliberate, and it shows. To compete in the SEC, you need to field the best players, and this is yet another feather in his cap. Well done, Coach.
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