Missouri football coach Barry Odom wasn’t kidding when he said at his Signing Day press conference on Wednesday that he wasn’t done recruiting.
The Tigers signed another play on Thursday, adding junior college quarterback Jack Lowary to the roster.
“We’re excited,” Odom told BlackandGoldIllustrated.com on Thursday. “We knew going into this recruiting process that obviously as our roster changed somewhat in the last three weeks that we would be looking to take another quarterback and wanted to find a guy that had a little more experience, was a little bit older, to add to our roster.
“So Jack will be joining us, he’ll be on campus here in the next couple days. (Lowary) has an experience level, has got a really high football I.Q. and then has a skill set that I believe Coach (Josh) Heupel can develop and continue to work with and we’ll turn him into a really good football player.”
Lowary is a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder from Long Beach (Calif.) City College who played at Mater Dei High School. He will have four years to complete three years of eligibility with the Tigers.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native threw for 3,306 yards and 28 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 12 games as a freshman at Long Beach last fall. As a high school senior at Mater Dei, he threw for for 2,265 yards and 10 touchdowns with just two interceptions.
“Smart, competitive, extremely strong arm,” Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “Has developed himself from when he graduated his school, fundamentally. … He has a chance to be special inside the pocket and he’s athletic enough to extend and make plays with his feet outside of the pocket.”
Lowary becomes the third scholarship quarterback on the roster this spring, joining Drew Lock and Marvin Zanders. High school senior Micah Wilson, who signed with the Tigers on Wednesday, will become the fourth scholarship quarterback for the Tigers when he arrives on campus this summer.