Missouri Tigers Add 28 To Team On Signing Day

The Missouri Tigers put the wraps on their 2014 football recruiting class for National Signing Day by getting LOIs from 28 on the day. Here is a look at how the Tigers class finished out on the day.

Missouri 2014 Recruiting Class

Mid-Year Enrollees

QB Marvin Zanders 6’2” 183 Jacksonville (FL) Raines (***)

OT Michael Fairchild 6’6” 286 Stilwell (KS) Blue Valley West (***)

LB Brandon Lee 6’3” 212 Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central (****)

CB Logan Cheadle 5’10” 172 4Lee’s Summit (MO) West (***)

DB Kenya Dennis 6’0” 198 Raymond (MS) Hinds Community College (***)

Signed LOI

TB Trevon Walters 5’10” 195 Bradenton (FL) Manatee (***)

TB Ish Witter 5’8” 195 Tampa (FL) Alonso (***)

WR Darnell Green 6’5” 175 Springfield (MO) Hillcrest (***) GS

WR Thomas Richard 6’1” 190 Nashville (TN) CPA (**)

WR Lawrence Lee 5’11” 175 Pensacola (FL) West Florida (***)

WR Nate Brown 6’3” 210 Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett (****)

WR Keyon Dilosa 6’4” 194 Round Rock (TX) (***)

WR Desean Blair 6’3” 185 Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood (***)

TE Kendall Blanton 6’6” 245 Blue Springs (MO) South (***)

OT Paul Adams 6’6” 280 Nashville (TN) CPA(***)

OT Sam Bailey 6’4” 265 Lamar (MO) (**)

OG Kevin Pendleton 6’3” 320 Lee’s Summit (MO) West (***)

OG Andy Bauer 6’3” 270 St. Louis (MO) DeSmet (****)

DE Rocel McWilliams 6’3” 245 Pensacola (FL) West Florida (***)

DE Walter Brady 6’3” 255 Florence (AL) (**)

DE Spencer Williams 6’4” 220 Jacksonville (FL) First Coast (***)

LB Grant Jones 6’3” 225 Columbia (MO) Hickman (***)

LB Roderick Winters 5’11” 205 Arlington (TX) Bowie (***)

S Tavon Ross 6’0” 200 Cochran (GA) Bleckley County (***)

S Thomas Wilson 5’11” 185 Buford (GA) (***)

S Greg Taylor 5’11” 185 East St. Louis (IL) (***)

CB Finis Stribling 5’11” 180 Thompsons Station (TN) Independence (**)

CB Raymond Wingo 6’0” 175 St. Louis (MO) University High (****)

On Wednesday, Missouri signed 23 prospects to add to the 5 members of their 2014 recruiting class who are already enrolled. The 28-man recruiting class is one of the larger classes that Missouri has signed in recent years. Features of this class include the high number of recruits signed, as well as the overall versatility of several prospects, in addition to the balance achieved by Missouri in the class by approximating their targeted numbers for each position. The result is that with this 2014 recruiting class, the Tigers have essentially restocked their Depth Chart with an infusion of high-level talent.

Missouri’s 2014 recruiting class is particularly heavy on offensive linemen, receivers, defensive ends, and defensive backs. And, the offensive linemen that the Tigers signed are heavy, with an average height and weight of 6’5” and 281 pounds coming in out of high school. Recruiting larger offensive linemen has been a trend for the Tigers in recent years.

The Tigers have restocked at defensive end after signing an impressive trio of prospects who not only exhibit good mobility but who also average nearly 6’4” and 240 pounds coming out of high school.

The defensive backs Missouri has signed are fast. Almost all of them have recorded sub-4.5-second 40 times. And, they have good size, with an average height of just a fraction under six feet tall, and an average weight of nearly 180 pounds.

And at the receiver position, the Tigers have once again restocked the position with height, including a very talented multi-sport athlete, in 6’6” 245-pound TE prospect Kendal Blanton, the top receiver in the state of Georgia, in 6’3” 210-pound Nate Brown, and the exciting 6’4” 195-pound Keyon Dilosa from Round Rock (TX), who possesses a rare combination of size, speed, and athleticism.

In addition, the Tigers have 5 talented early enrollees, including perhaps Coach Pinkel’s best LB recruit at Missouri, in the 6’2” 212-pound Brandon Lee, and a talented junior college transfer in 6’0” 200-pound Kenya Dennis, who is expected to provide immediate help in the secondary.

As is the Missouri way under Coach Pinkel, this class is loaded with athletic, high-ceiling prospects with good size-speed ratios. Many of Missouri’s 2014 recruits will need a year or two to develop, although as we’ve seen in recent years, there will be some who make it onto the field in year one at Mizzou.

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