Missouri Tiger head football coach Gary Pinkel called it the most talented recruiting class since he’s been at Mizzou according to the coaches’ grading scale. On Wednesday, Twenty-three student athletes made it official with their signed National Letters of Intent to play football for the University of Missouri. Click here to see video of Gary Pinkel.
Missouri not only continued to bring in the top recruits in Missouri, but they also brought in nine more from the state of Texas. Mizzou signed six of Missouri’s top 11 players according to the Rivals rankings, including each of the top three ranked players in the state. 13 of MU’s 2010 signees rank among the top-20 players in their home state, according to Rivals.
Missouri’s 2010 recruits.
Pinkel was proud to say that the Tigers have won 45 games over the past five seasons (2005-09), a figure which ranks as 15th-best in the nation among BCS schools during that period, and as third-best among Big 12 schools. “We’ve been able to maintain a high level of success with our program, and we all know that it starts with recruiting, which to me is the lifeblood of what we do. Our coaching staff has done a great job of selling our program, and the success we’ve had in the last five years has elevated the profile of our name and helped us become increasingly attractive to some really outstanding student-athletes,” said Gary Pinkel.
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