Missouri Visit Sealed The Deal For McCann

Missouri's latest commitment talks about his decision with ShowMeMizzou.com

ShowMeMizzou.com has confirmed that 2016 placekicker Tucker McCann 6’1” 185 O’Fallon (IL) has committed to Missouri. McCann told ShowMeMizzou.com that he “just spoke with Coach Pinkel.”

McCann chose Missouri over Alabama, Florida State, and Illinois.

“I called Coach Ford and I told him first,” explained McCann. “Then he passed around the phone, and I talked to all the coaches. They were just really ecstatic! That was pretty cool! They were all just really excited to get me there.”

As ShowMeMizzou.com had reported, McCann and his family had visited Missouri last Wednesday. “When we visited Missouri on Wednesday, that really just sealed it for me and my family,” explained McCann. “They are all just really great people there. They really are a family, and they really mean it when they say that. And they really treated me and my family really good. I mean, they’re already a great program, and they’re getting some really great commits, you know, like Terry Beckner. It’s great to see that.” McCann said that the family environment at Mizzou really stood out to him, as well as the confidence in him that the Missouri staff displayed.

According to Kohl’s Kicking, McCann is the number one rated kicker in the 2016 class. He made an Illinois State record 60-yard field goal, along with a 55-yard field goal this past season. With Andrew Baggett set to complete his eligibility this season, it would appear that Missouri offers McCann an opportunity to come in as a true freshman and win the starting job. McCann is also a punter, but he said that with Baggett leaving and with Corey Fatony coming in, Missouri is recruiting him to kick. This past season, McCann was 12-for-18 on field goals, and he had 34 touchbacks out of 43 kickoffs (79% touchbacks). “Last season, ten of my kickoffs went through the uprights,” McCann told ShowMeMizzou.com. McCann said that he “really appreciated” the confidence that the Missouri staff had shown in him. McCann told ShowMeMizzou.com that he’s “done with recruiting”.

McCann also said that he’ll graduate in December and enroll at Missouri in January.

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