Missouri Hosting 'Night At The Zou' Event

Missouri is hosting a key recruiting event on Saturday, July 23, with several top targets expected on campus.

New Missouri Tigers football coach Barry Odom has had prospects on campus previously in the past few months of recruiting season, but probably nothing like he’ll see on Saturday night at Faurot Field. 

The Tigers are hosting “Night at the Zou” and the coaching staff has  been hard at work for several weeks inviting talented prospects from all over the country. The date, July 23, has been circled on the calendar for a while and now it is here. 


Expected to be in attendance are Class of 2017 commitments like wide receiver DaRon Davis and tight end Logan Christopherson as well as big-time recruiting targets like four-star wide receiver Jeff Thomas, four-star defensive end Chester Graves, four-star safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell, St. Louis area offensive lineman Larry Boyd, 2018 standouts Trevor Trout, Verdis Brown and Daniel Parker and 2019 recruiting target Isaiah Williams.

Saturday’s festivities, which are scheduled to go from 7-10 p.m., figure to draw a crowd of 100 or more prospects and will be part camp with players looking to impress and potentially earn scholarships and part recruiting hangout where guys with offers get another look at the campus and facilities. 


The Tigers go into the night with five commitments in the Class of 2017 but could end the night with a couple more. 

Texas wide receiver Roderick Ford told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com on Friday that he’s down to two schools, Mizzou and Houston, and will make his decision after Saturday night’s camp. 

Running backs Chase Hayden and Deon Jackson have both indicated they are close to making their decisions. 

Hayden is down to Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State and will announce on Sunday night. 

Jackson, a three-star prospect from Atlanta, has more than two dozen offers and has told reporters he will decide soon. 

Michigan offensive lineman Larry Borom's first and only Southeastern Conference offer came from Missouri and this will be his first trip to campus. The same can be said for Louisiana defensive end Chris Turner

Memphis outside linebacker Aubrey Miller recently included Missouri in his top five schools but had yet to visit campus before Saturday. 

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