NCF On The Trail: Missouri Tigers

Brandon Martin surprised observers by coming out of nowhere to become one of the nation’s most highly-coveted prospects. He also surprised many when he made a commitment to Missouri last weekend. However, Martin showed us with his latest move, the surprises aren’t over yet.

Kyler Murray isn't the only high-profile Texan who will shape the future of Lone Star State recruiting, as ESPN 300 defensive backs Kris Boyd and Holton Hill will announce their decisions together Friday.


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Under Armour All-American wide receiver Brandon Martin, arguably 2015's biggest sleeper, has committed to Missouri. Here's a look at what type of ability is headed to Columbia:


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Best of the visits: SEC

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This is the second to last weekend before signing day and there was a ton of big visitors around the Southeastern Conference. Here is a closer look at some of the top social media posts by prospects who visited SEC schools over the weekend.

Three-star defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs gave his verbal commitment to Missouri over the weekend. He tweeted out a few photos of himself posing in a Missouri game jersey.

Georgia safety Rashad Roundtree posted a photo of himself and Georgia head coach Mark Richt during his visit to Athens over the weekend.

Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson and ESPN 300 outside linebacker Jeffery Holland took a visit to Ole Miss over the weekend and tweeted out a photo.

ESPN 300 wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge tweeted out a photo of one of the most impressive cakes you will ever see. Lodge took a visit to Ole Miss and had this impressive culinary masterpiece waiting for him upon his arrival.

Auburn linebacker commit Richard McBryde posted a photo of himself with head coach Gus Malzhan and another two photos of himself with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Georgia athlete commit Terry Godwin posed a for a picture with his family during his Alabama visit.

Miami running back commit Jordan Scarlett and uncommitted running back Jordan Cronkite both visited Florida this weekend and posed together for a photo in Florida's locker room.

Five-star defensive back Iman Marshall tweeted a photo of himself and LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron during his visit to LSU over the weekend.

South Carolina commit Jalen Christian tweeted a photo of himself and head coach Steve Spurrier during his visit to Columbia.

ESPN 300 wide receiver Brandon Martin confused some people on Saturday when he tweeted that he was not committed to Missouri despite several reports. He quickly corrected the tweet and meant to say "I am now committed to Missouri." The error gave Missouri fans a scare for a few minutes.

Miami running back commit Mark Walton had maybe the most interesting wardrobe on his weekend visit to Georgia.

































One of the biggest success stories in the 2015 recruiting class has been Arkansas with its in-state recruits. The Razorbacks were 10-for-10 on players they had offered in Arkansas, but that changed Sunday when ESPN 300 receiver K.J. Hill backed off his pledge.


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SEC's top recruiting visits 

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With national signing day less than three weeks away, it is officially crunch time. There are only three recruiting weekends left for visits, and most schools plan to take full advantage of those available weekends. Here are a closer look at some of the top visits around the SEC this weekend.

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OU coach Bob Stoops fired co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell on Tuesday, and the moves might help the Sooners get new life on the recruiting trial.


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There's both good and bad news about Missouri recruiting for the 2015 class. The good news is the Tigers’ class ranks as the 30th-best in the country with only 15 commitments. That means the Tigers have plenty of room to climb up the charts as more players commit. Plus, the Tigers are in the thick of things with the nation's No. 1 prospect. However, the bad news is Mizzou’s class is 12th in the SEC. That just shows how tough recruiting is in the SEC, but local observers agree this is another class Gary Pinkel should be proud of.


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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Terry Beckner Jr. shies away from the media, but as the No. 1-ranked prospect, the media is drawn to him. The Under Armour All-American rolled into Orlando with plenty of reporters waiting to hear where he was at in the process.

Having already taken a visit to Florida State and scheduled visits to Ohio State on Jan. 23 and Missouri Jan. 30, Beckner says he will likely take a visit to either Auburn or Oregon on Jan. 16.

The top-ranked prospect knows he is under the microscope, but doesn’t let that impact his process or decision.


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Are four-star DT Carlos Davis and his twin, three-star tackle Khalil Davis, still committed to Nebraska? Good luck figuring that out. Plus, handicapping the finalists in advance of Josh Sweat’s Wednesday decision.

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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

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With Alabama winning the SEC championship on Saturday and the college football playoff now set, SEC schools can now turn their focus to recruiting. Despite there being only one game this weekend, there was still a bunch of recruiting news from around the SEC. There was a couple of big commitments, a few decommitments, a big decision date was announced and some important in-home visits. Here’s a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the conference.


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When the Missouri Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon in the SEC championship game it will feature two teams with drastically different styles -- both on the field and in recruiting.

Saturday will mark the fourth time Alabama has played in the SEC championship game under Nick Saban and the ninth time overall the Crimson Tide have played in the game; which started in 1992. For the Tigers this is their second consecutive appearance in the title game -- an astonishing feat considering they've only been in the SEC for a total of three years.

In recruiting, Alabama has landed the No. 1 recruiting class the last three years and is on pace to land its fourth in a row. The Crimson Tide continue to bring in five-star talent year-after-year. Missouri, meanwhile, has a roster filled with three-star recruits.

In fact, of the 87 players Missouri has signed since 2011, 75 of them were ranked three-star prospects or lower. During that same period the Tigers signed only one five-star prospect -- Dorial Green-Beckham, who was eventually kicked off the team, and 11 four-star prospects. For comparison, Alabama has landed seven five-star prospects and 67 four-star prospects during that same period.

It's no secret Missouri has done a tremendous job of developing the talent it brings in.

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Early Offer: Adam McLean's surprising move 

November, 19, 2014
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A few weeks ago, Adam McLean was asked what it would take to back away from his Penn State pledge, and he said “nothing can change my mind.” Well, something happened and the ESPN 300 prospect is back on the market. Plus, Zach Gentry has been committed to Texas since May, but rumors sprouted Tuesday he was considering taking other official visits.

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ESPN Jr. 300: What to know in the SEC 

November, 19, 2014
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The SEC already has five commitments from players ranked in the top 25 of the ESPN Junior 300. That list includes Greg Little, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016 and a Texas A&M commit. As a whole, the SEC has 27 commitments in the updated ESPN Junior 300. Here’s a closer look at the updated rankings.


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There have been some interesting names linked to the Florida opening, but several coaches believe Marshall's Doc Holliday could be a good recruiting fit in Gainesville. Plus, many expected ESPN 300 OT Chuma Edoga to flip from USC to Georgia, but it looks like the Trojans have won the battle in the end.


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