Missouri Tiger football could see a Gabbert at quarterback through the 2014 season. That’s because Tyler Gabbert, the younger brother of current quarterback Blaine, has committed to Missouri for next season. Just like big bro, Tyler de-committed from Nebraska and said he’s more comfortable with Missouri’s pass first spread offense.
I talked with Blaine after practice the other day and he said he was leaving his little brother alone to make up his own mind and didn’t offer much advice as far as which school he should choose other than to tell him about the great things he has experienced at Mizzou. Tyler visited Missouri just a week ago this past Saturday. Once again, head coach Gary Pinkel appears to be doing a great job of closing Missouri borders.
I read on PowerMizzou.com that Dexter McDonald, a defensive back from Rockhurst is going to commit to Missouri. He appeared to be going Illinois before changing his mind. If that is the case, according to Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star, this would be the sixth player to change his mind in favor of Mizzou over another school.
Another younger brother of a current Tiger is planning on attending the University of Missouri. Matt Hoch, who is a defensive end from Harlan, Iowa will join his brother Dan, who is a starting offensive linemen.
Now, I could see the Hoch boys growing up with Dan trying to block Matt in the front yard, but how did the Gabberts decided who was going to be quarterback in their neighborhood games. “I was, I always was,” is what Blaine told me.
The first official signing day is in early February. If none of these recruits back out, it should be an incoming class of 24 for Pinkel, which is great news considering the Tigers are lined up to sign the seven of the top 12 players in the state.