On Friday, the MU signed five players to their first-year scholarships.
Among them are four-star running back Jalen Smith, who committed to the program in the fall of 2019 and committed to Missouri in May 2020.
The four-stars are RB Jordan Dillard, RB Josh Dillard and TE Jordan Jones.
Dillard is from Columbia, Missouri, and Jones is from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The three players from Missouri are also five-star defensive tackle Jordan Mims.
Dillard and Dillard were committed to MU in June 2019 and Mims in August 2020.
Dillans high school coach, Justin Davis, also confirmed to 247Sports that Dillard committed to Mizzou on Friday, saying, “It’s a pretty big deal, a big win for us.”
Jones, a 6-foot-5, 225-pounder from Fort Worth, Texas, committed to Columbia in December 2019 and said in May that he committed to MSU on Friday.
He said he has family in Columbia, but did not specify when.
Jones said he was surprised when the MU did not offer him another scholarship, but said that he has been offered by some schools.
“I think they’ve all offered me scholarships.
I’m going to go with what I’m told,” he said.
“They said they want to offer me, and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go with it.'”
Jones’ recruitment has been growing since the 2017 season, when he was considered the top recruit in the state of Missouri and had offers from other schools.
Jones has since enrolled at Missouri, but will be on campus during spring break.
Jones had a strong senior year at Missouri.
He led the Tigers in rushing yards with 1,834, but also had the fifth-most total yards and second-most receptions, according to ESPN.
Jones also had more touchdowns (11) than he had total touchdowns (8).
In 2018, Jones had a season-high 12 touchdowns.
He finished the year with 895 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, and he led the Missouri offense in both rushing yards (2,092) and rushing touchdowns (three).
Jones is the first player from Missouri to commit to MSUs athletic department since offensive lineman Jake Browning did so in 2019.
Browning was a two-time All-Big 12 selection and a four-time captain for the Tigers.
Browning also had a stellar freshman season, but he missed the final two games of the season with a foot injury.