Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski landed a good recruit from deep in SEC country. In fact, hitting right in the heart of prime Tiger real estate, getting a commitment from Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia to play for Mizzou. 247 recruiting missed the mark on this one with their crystal ball prediction naming Clemson as the can’t miss prediction.
Tobias Little chose Mizzou over 11 other schools who had offered. The Tigers also beat out the Gamecocks and Mississippi State. 247 did list him as the 28th best linebacker in the nation.
In an article with ShowMeMizzou.com, his high school coach Corey Jarvis called him a freak when it comes to Little’s athletic ability.
“He is 6’1″ 235 and runs a legit 4.5 forty, and can do anything we ask him to do defensively. He played outside linebacker for us mostly,,but he could also put his hand down and rush the passer. He is so fast off the edge and tough to block. However; we moved him to the MIKE position, and he has really taken to it for us in the spring, and just continued to get better. He is so fast and quick that he just makes plays whether it is sideline to sideline or screen passes, he is so fast to the ball and physical that he blows plays up.”
Jarvis called him a good kid who is very coachable.
There are five current Tigers on the roster from Georgia with three more coming this fall. In the deep SEC footprint of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, Mizzou has 18 players on the roster.