Head coach Gary Pinkel of the University of Missouri Tigers looks on from the sideline against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, …
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Tigers stayed close to home with their 2013 recruiting class. The Tigers signed 20 players, including 11 from the state of Missouri. Four prospects from the Kansas City area signed with Mizzou.
The relatively small class did not impress the recruiting services. Rivals.com ranked Missouri's group as the worst in the SEC. Still, Gary Pinkel believes he landed some quality talent.
"We never look at any stars on any players. That's never happened. We don't ever look at any rankings. That's never happened. We do what we do, and I think over the years it's proved that it's worked in a very, very positive way for us."
2013 MIZZOU FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School/Prev. School)
Chase Abbington TB 6-2 205 St. Peters, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt South HS)
Alec Abeln OL 6-3 280 St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University HS)
Josh Augusta DL 6-4 300 Peoria, Ill. (Peoria HS)
Eric Beisel LB 6-2 240 Fenton, Mo. (Rockwood Summit HS)
Joey Burkett LB 6-1 210 Jefferson City, Mo. (Jefferson City HS)
Nate Crawford DL 6-4 285 Pensacola, Fla. (West Florida Tech)
Harneet “Neet” Gill OL 6-6 280 St. Louis Mo. (Francis Howell HS)
Charles Harris DL 6-4 220 Kansas City, Mo. (Lincoln Prep HS)
Trent Hosick * QB 6-1 230 Kansas City, Mo. (Staley HS)
A.J. Logan DL 6-1 315 Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge HS)
Marcus Loud DL 6-4 255 Houston, Texas (Wheatley HS)
Aarion Penton DB 5-10 185 St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)
J’Mon Moore WR 6-3 185 Missouri City, Texas (Elkins HS)
Eddie Printz * QB 6-3 210 Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter HS)
Jason Reese TE 6-3 235 Euless, Texas (Trinity HS)
Clay Rhodes OL 6-5 285 Stilwell, Kan. (Blue Valley HS)
Shaun Rupert DB 6-0 180 Montgomery, Ala. (Carver HS)
Anthony Sherrils DB 5-11 180 Kansas City, Mo. (Hogan Prep HS)
Duron Singleton DB 6-1 210 New Orleans, La. (Fresno City CC)
Antar Thompson DL 6-3 300 Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood HS)
* Denotes already enrolled in classes at Mizzou
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