Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:00 PM by Thomas Bradbury, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Apr 17, 2014 7:12 PM
COLUMBIA - Missouri Football has quite the future ahead of them. Wednesday night Coach Pinkel received his sixth commitment of the 2015 class in the form of six foot four, 220 pound receiver/tight end prospect Daniel Imatorbhebhe.
Imatorbhebhe is a three-star prospect, according to rivals.com, and comes from the same Georgia high school that produced Missouri soon-to-be freshman four-star wide receiver Nate Brown.
Imatorbhebhe chose Missouri just eight days after a visit to fellow SEC East competitor University of Florida.
Daniel Imatorbhebhe's younger brother, Josh Imatorbhebhe, is a class of 2016 prospect who also has a scholarship offer from the Tigers. Also with Missouri scholarship offers are two of their teammates, linebacker Anree Saint-Amour and receiver Almonzo Brown.
Missouri's top commitment so far has been quarterback Drew Lock from Lee's Summit High School. Lock, according to 247 composite recruiting rankings is the fifth-best quarterback in the class of 2015. ESPN recently reported Lock stole the show at the Chicago regional Elite 11 quarterback showcase, earning the first of the 11 invites to the national competition.
After his signing Lock said he was going to start actively recruiting fellow top Missourians like, Rock Bridge receiver Alex Ofodile and Helias tight end Hale Hentges.
Alex Ofodile is ranked by 247 sports as the top player in the state of Missouri, and the fifth-best wide receiver in the country. Like Lock, Ofodile is a Missouri legacy. Ofodile's father A.J. is the head coach of Rock Bridge's football team and spent multiple years in the NFL after his career at Missouri.
Hale Hentges is ranked by 247 sports as Missouri's second-best prospect and the fourth-best tight end prospect in the entire 2015 class.
Hentges and Ofodile both have received scholarship offers from top programs. They've attracted offers from Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma just to name a few.
Another one of Missouri's signings is four-star running back Nate Strong. He's ranked by 247 sports as the 14th best running back and the second-best player in Illinois. The only player ranked higher in his state is his teammate, defensive end Terry Beckner Jr.
Beckner Jr. is ranked by ESPN as a five-star prospect and the sixth-best defensive end overall. He had his visit with many top prospects from his team including Nate Strong and fellow Missouri target Jeff Thomas.
Beckner Jr. would be the Tigers first five-star since Dorial Green-Beckham committed to Missouri in 2012.
Missouri also has commitments from four-star guard A.J. Harris, Lee's Summit West three-star running back Ryan Williams and junior college transfer Chase Abbington.
Abbington originally was Missouri's second highest ranked recruit in the class of 2013. He was declared academically ineligible by the NCAA and has spent the past year playing for Hutchinson Community College.
Posted 5:39 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
FORT LEONARD WOOD (AP) — Fort Leonard Wood dished out more than five tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
The south-central Missouri installation said in a news release that it celebrated the holiday with a traditional meal served in (More)
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and heavily damaged at lest two others Thursday on the 500 block of 4th Street. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
No one was injured in the fire, according to Sedalia Fire (More)
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Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)