Mizzou football welcomes 2012 signing class
by Mizzou MattFor most, today was just another day. February 1st. The day before Groundhog's Day. For the others- the sports freaks who eat, breathe, live, and die by ESPN and college athletics, today was much more than "just another day". Today was National Signing Day. Hundreds of recruits signed their letters of intent to play for 120 NCAA D-I (FBS) schools. The biggest catch of the day? Dorial Green-Beckham to Mizzou. But there were many more that slid under the radar, tucked away in the corner while America awaited the #1 recruit's decision. They may have gone largely unnoticed in the national spotlight, but they still deserve their credit.
Dorial Green-Beckham. 5-star, ESPN 150, #1 rated wide receiver from Hillcrest (MO), and many tout he's the #1 recruit in the nation. Holder of national high school receiving records.
Evan Boehm. A 4-star offensive lineman from Lees Summit West (MO), the #2 offensive guard overall, and a member of the ESPN 150 along with Beckham.
Maty Mauk. 4-star, quarterback from Kenton (OH). Mauk set Ohio state football passing records (breaking his older brother's records) en route to being named Ohio's "Mr. Football".
Torey Boozer. 3-star linebacker from Everman (TX).
Donavin Newsom. 4-star inside linebacker from Parkway North (MO).
Michael Scherer. 3-star linebacker from St. Louis.
Jordan Williams. 3-star offensive tackle from Denton, TX.
Ka'Ra Stewart. 3-star safety from O'Fallon, IL.
Morgan Steward. 3-star running back from Kansas City, MO.
Russell Hansbrough. 3-star running back from Arlington, TX.
Sean Culkin. 2-star tight end from Largo, FL.
Levi Copelin. 2-star safety (Mizzou lists him as a wide receiver) from Broken Arrow, OK.
Chaston Cuffee, Evan Winston, John Gibson, Rickey Hatley, Harold Brantley, Markus Golden, and Darius White round out the 21st-ranked recruiting class.
Still awaiting word on Ed Ray, a 3-star defensive tackle out of St. Louis, who is still listed as "committed" on Mizzou's ESPN website.
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