The University of Missouri football team unveiled its recruiting class of 2004 on Wednesday with media and fans on hand in the press area of Memorial Stadium. Head coach Gary Pinkel spoke for about 20 minutes, and answered questions about the 24 players who have signed letters of intent to play for the Tigers. Pinkel said that his hope is to get 90 percent of the best players in the state and this season he said they got 14o f the 16 players they targeted. Mizzou also got nine players from Texas and one from Illinois. This year’s class includes national recruits like running back Tony Temple and wide receiver Steve Redmond of Kansas City Rockhurst, quarterback Chase Patton from Columbia Rock Bridge, offensive lineman Kyle Riggs of Festus and Webster Groves quarterback Darrell Jackson. Brian Barrman is also expected to sign. Barrman, who played at West Platte, is Missouri’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Barrman also holds the state record with 25 interceptions. His brother Adam is a quarterback at Kansas. Rivals 100, an online recruiting service, has Mizzou’s 2004 class ranked 24th in the nation, which is the best since Gary Pinkel became head coach. Related web sites:
Mizzou’s 2004 Recruiting Class