Following 6-0 Missouri’s 41-26 win over Georgia on Saturday, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2014 CB prospect Finis Stribling IV 6’0” 175 Thompson's Station (TN) Independence, who has been verbally committed to Missouri since May. Stribling shared his thoughts on Missouri, and he updated us on is recruitment.
“I watched the Missouri-Georgia game on (TV),” explained Stribling. “It was an important win. I was definitely excited!”
Stribling was impressed with how Missouri was able to stem the tide after Georgia cut Missouri’s lead to 28-26 early in the 4th quarter.
“I feel like the team just did (a good job) of kind of staying together, bending and not breaking, and held them off,” said Stribling, who confirmed to ShowMeMizzou.com that he is solidly committed to Missouri.
Stribling will graduate in May, and the future corner is looking forward to transitioning to Missouri in June. He’s taking college preparatory classes as a senior to help him become better prepared for college. Stribling is a multi-sport athlete who plays basketball and also runs track. He posted a 10.8-second 100 meters last spring, to go along with personal bests of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and a 39” vertical jump.
Stribling said that he continues to speak with Missouri Assistant Coach Alex Grinch weekly. He and his family took an unofficial visit to Missouri in June, and they are planning another one for November 2nd , when Missouri hosts Tennessee. He’s also planning to take an official visit to Missouri after the season.
He sees himself fitting in to the Missouri defense.
“I do (see myself fitting in at Missouri),” explained Stribling. “The way that Coach Ford has their corners playing, it’s kind of like more of a cover two-ish kind of look to it, which allows the corners to play a lot more aggressive than they would if it were like a three or four. You know, it gives you a lot of leeway, if it’s not a pass, to come up and help on the line.”
He mentioned that he communicates regularly with several other Missouri commits through social media.