It's often said that defenses win championships.
Let's get more detailed, championships are won in the trenches and more importantly the defensive line.
Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff picked up his crown jewel of this recruiting class when St. Louis Missouri native and Scout.com 5 Star prospect Sheldon Richardson chose to stay home and play for the Missouri Tigers.
Known for his unnatural cat quick speed and large size, Richardson is expected to give the Tigers some much needed help on the defensive front.
Look for Richardson to make an immediate impact for the Tigers this fall, and is by far the most important piece to this recruiting class.
Stay tuned to InsideMizzou.com for more on Richardson in the coming days about his decision.