COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri football program’s first “Night at the Zou” event turned out to be a success on Saturday, with two prospects committing to the Tigers and several more being impressed with what they saw from the program.
Missouri coach Barry Odom landed commitments from Michigan offensive lineman Larry Borom and Texas wide receiver Roderick Ford, the sixth and seventh verbal commitments for the Tigers in the 2017 recruiting class.
Borom, a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder, is Missouri’s third offensive line commit in the class, following Hyrin White from Texas and Pompey Coleman from Indiana. Borom committed to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon, before the night’s festivities really began and adds another big, athletic offensive lineman to the mix for the future.
Ford, a 6-foot, 168-pounder, committed not long after, becoming the third wide receiver commit in the class.
Both Borom and Ford competed during the camp portion of the event after making their verbal commitments and were impressive during their one-on-one opportunities during drills.
Missouri commitment Logan Christopherson made the trip back to Columbia for the first time since making his commitment in early June.
The big tight end got to spend more quality time with the coaching staff and said he was planning to hang out with current Mizzou freshmen tight ends Albert Okwuegbunam and Brendan Scales later on Saturday night.
Outside linebacker Aubrey Miller, from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, named Missouri one of his favorites in his recently released list of his top five schools.
After getting to see what Mizzou had to offer on Saturday, Miller told Black & Gold Illustrated the Tigers were now No. 1 on his list.
“It was great,” Miller said. “I loved it here.”
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The Tigers had some talent on campus on Saturday.
East St. Louis wide receiver Jeff Thomas, Scout’s No. 48 player in the Class of 2017, made the trip with his high school coach, Darren Sunkett.
Memphis running back Cordarrian Richardson, the No. 64 prospect in the rising senior class, made the trip. He’s committed to Clemson.
Defensive tackle Trevor Trout from Chaminade High School in St. Louis, the No. 89 prospect in the Class of 2018, was in attendance.
Thomas, Richardson and Trout did not work out during the camp.
The camp closed with the participants divided up into teams for some friendly but competitive games of dodge ball.
The winning team of campers then got to go up against the Missouri coaching staff.
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