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Missouri Football Announces New Additions

The Missouri Tigers' two newcomers should help the offensive line and the backfield.

The Missouri football program announced two new additions via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon: freshman offensive lineman Darvis Holmes and senior graduate transfer running back-kick returner Alex Ross.

Holmes, who committed and signed recently after making an official visit to Missouri, is listed as a 6-foot-5, 315-pounder from Long County High School in Hinesville, Ga.

Ross is a 6-1, 220-pounder who opted to transfer from Oklahoma to Missouri for his final year of eligibility.

Both of the newcomers should help. 

Though he’s a bit of a mystery man because of his unheralded recruiting process, Holmes is another big body to add to an offensive line that had lost several players for one reason or another since the conclusion of the 2015 season. 

Ross figures to be an important player for the Tigers in 2016 as he has a chance to help in two areas the team struggled in last season — in the backfield and as a kick returner. He will join returning starter Ish Witter as the only running backs on the roster with Division I experience. 

At Oklahoma, Ross appeared in 36 games, with three starts, in three seasons. He rushed for 786 yards on 123 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, and five touchdowns. He added 11 receptions for 66 yards.

In addition to the Twitter announcements on Holmes and Ross, Missouri also updated its online roster to include most of its incoming recruiting class. 

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