Pompey Coleman (Nate Latsch-Scout.com)

Missouri Hosting Big Recruiting Weekend

Missouri is expecting to have at least 11 recruiting targets on official visits this weekend.

Barry Odom’s Missouri Tigers picked up their 14th confirmed commitment for the 2017 recruiting class earlier this week when Texas cornerback Terry Petry flipped from Houston to Mizzou. 

That number could go up by a few this weekend as the Tigers are expected to host at least 11 high school seniors on official visits.

Missouri has five verbal commitments set to visit campus this weekend — wide receivers Jafar Armstrong and Roderick Ford, offensive linemen Pompey Coleman and Larry Borom and tight end Logan Christopherson.

Joining those future Tigers are three running backs, Larry Rountree, Isaiah Miller and Caleb Perry, safety Jordan Ulmer, junior college defensive tackle Rashad Brandon and junior college defensive end Nathaniel Anderson. (All of these players, with the exception of Anderson, have offers from Mizzou.)

It’s also possible that defensive end Chester Graves, the top-ranked prospect in Missouri, could be making an official visit but we haven’t been able to confirm.

Missouri does not have any running backs committed in the 2017 class and it’s possible they could take two or three. Scout 300 running back prospects Eno Benjamin and A.J. Davis took official visits during the season.

The Tigers need to add players at defensive tackle and defensive end and have prospects from both positions visiting in the next two weeks — defensive end Zion DeBose and defensive tackle Caleb Sampson are both scheduled to visit next weekend.

So far, the only defensive end commitment in this class is Chris Turner from Louisiana, who was the most recent commit before Petry. If the Tigers can add a commitment from Anderson, Graves and/or DeBose it would go a long way toward solidifying their depth and talent level at that spot. 

At defensive tackle, Missouri loses both Rickey Hatley and Josh Augusta to graduation, making Brandon and Sampson two key recruiting targets and also players who could see the field early in 2017.

The last time the Tigers had this many key recruiting targets on campus at the same time was their 'Night at the Zou' camp/recruiting event this summer, which resulted in Borom and Ford, among others, making verbal commitments to Missouri. The Tigers will be hoping to have similar results this weekend as they look to start to complete their 2017 recruiting class.

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