Two High Profile Ga. Recruits Choose Mizzou

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago September 18, 2013 Sep 18, 2013 Wednesday, September 18 2013 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:19:00 AM CDT in Tiger Talk
By: Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Two high profile Georgia high school football prospects announced Tuesday they will suit up for the Missouri Tigers next season.

Thomas Wilson plays at the running back and safety positions, but is expected to stick with defense in college. Wilson currently plays for Buford High School. Rivals, a major college football recruiting website, rated Wilson as a three-star recruit.

After he verbally committed to Mizzou, Wilson tweeted about his excitement from his personal account.

 

 

Gwinnett Gridirion Recruits is a website dedicated to connecting Gwinnett County athletes with colleges. The group tweeted from its account after the Wilson announcement.

 

Wide receiver Nate Brown also committed Tuesday. Rivals ranks Brown as the 49th best receiver in this year's recruiting class. Brown currently suits up for Georgia's number-one ranked high school team, North Gwinnett. Brown caught four touchdown passes last Friday when North Gwinnett beat sixth-ranked Norcross.

After verbally committing to Mizzou, Brown expressed his gratitude for those who have helped him along the way on Twitter.

 

With the two signings, Missouri has now received commitments from 22 players. Twelve recruits are from states harboring SEC schools that were members before Texas A&M and Missouri joined the conference.

Missouri recruited many Texas players when the Tigers played in the Big 12 conference. If Texas is counted, then 14 of the 22 players come from the south.

The following players have verbally committed to Missouri so far this year. The Rivals rating is marked by the number of asteriks and the name of the player's high school is in parentheses:

** Safety Tavon Ross: Cochran, Ga. (Bleckley County HS)

** RB Trevon Walters: Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee)

*** WR Stepfawn Hughes: Fort Worth, Texas (Dunbar)

*** QB Marvin Zanders: Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines)

** OT Sam Bailey, 6-5, 255, Lamar, Mo. (Lamar)

** WR Lawrence Lee: Pensacola, Fla. (West Florida Tech)

** LB Roderick Winters: Arlington, Tex. (Bowie)

no * rating, CB Kenya Dennis: Raymond, Miss. (Hinds C.C.)

*** OT Zach Hudson: Tampa, Fla. (Sickles)

*** CB Logan Cheadle: Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit West)

*** OT Paul Adams: Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian)

** CB Finis Stribling IV: Thompson's Station, Tenn. (Independence)

** OL Michael Fairchild: Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West)

*** OL Kevin Pendleton: Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit West)

*** DE Rocel McWilliams: Pensacola, Fla. (West Florida Tech)

** WR Thomas Richard: Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian)

*** DB Greg Taylor: East St. Louis, Ill. (East. St. Louis)

** TE Kendall Blanton: Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs South)

*** ATH Grant Jones: Columbia, Mo. (Hickman)

** WR Darnell Green-Beckham: Springfield, Mo. (Hillcrest)

 

 

 

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