2022 College Football Class Review: Missouri

By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated Aug. 25, 2021.

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2022 College Recruiting - 8 Commits

Last Player Grade Published on Aug. 25, 2021
Missouri logo DL Jalen Marshall (Overland Park, KS) commits to Missouri  View Class

Missouri continues to do a good job strengthening the lines, and here the program grabs an interesting prospect in Marshall (6-5, 275). Marshall is a big, stout defensive lineman who could play on the strong side end in an odd-man front and set the edge to defend the run. He could also play on the interior and be a space eater who will occasionally run into a sack. But in my opinion, Marshall will end up on the offensive line, either at a guard position or playing right tackle. I think he's a hard-working athlete who will play hard on every snap. He's going to be a little raw on either side of the ball at first.

Jalen Marshall's Player Grade: C+
Missouri logo RB Tavorus Jones (El Paso, TX) commits to Missouri  View Class

Jones (5-11, 200) is an offensive athlete who plays some quarterback and wide receiver in high school along with being a running back. He projects to be a feature back in time and one who offers three-down versatility. Jones is an exceptional pass catcher out of the backfield and someone who can be split out wide in certain situations as well. He is a fluid, smooth runner with good vision and more breakaway speed than you would expect. Jones is a competitor who will line up anywhere you ask and has a nose for the end zone when the ball is in his hands. He is good in space and can be shifty when going one-on-one with a prospective tackler. Jones is very good player who could develop into an elite running back.

Tavorus Jones' Player Grade: B+
Missouri logo OL DeShawn Woods (Omaha, NE) commits to Missouri  View Class

Woods (6-4, 265) is an athletic offensive line prospect who could grow into a tackle position or just be a super athletic guard for the Tigers' fast-paced offense. He is a tough competitor and looks like a prospect with good balanced strength, and Woods combines that with some excellent movement and footwork. The more I look at the film, the more I think Woods could be a heck of a center in college. The way he gets off the ball reminds me of a smaller Cam Irving. And Irving was a converted defensive lineman. Woods has the hands and plays at the proper pad level. He is good at the point of contact and plays with a bit of a mean streak, but he is more of a guy who just wants to finish each block.

DeShawn Woods' Player Grade: A-
Missouri logo CB Marcus Scott II (Conroe, TX) commits to Missouri  View Class

Scott (6-2, 173) had been committed to LSU for most of 2021, but took an official visit to Missouri and made the flip after the visit. He's a long cornerback who can run and has some long speed to cover an outside receiver down the field. Scott has solid technique, but I think he'll have to really amp up his physical play to cover the outside receivers he will face in the SEC. He needs a little more seasoning with his defending in space. Scott moves decent laterally, but he can get turned around a little at times. It's minor stuff in general, Scott is a solid prospect.

Marcus Scott II's Player Grade: B-
Missouri logo DT Marquis Gracial (St. Charles, MO) commits to Missouri  View Class

Gracial (6-4, 285) received a lot of attention at the turn of the year and also had Arizona State, Alabama, Iowa State and Oregon among his final group before deciding to stay in state and join the Tigers. He has good height and nice arm length, so he's probably going to slide in as a three-technique. Gracial lined up on the outside a bit in high school and shows a nice burst. He'll have to work on interior rush moves. Gracial is solid against the run and could slide over to play nose guard.

Marquis Gracial's Player Grade: B-
Missouri logo OL Tristan Wilson (Lebanon, MO) commits to Missouri  View Class

Wilson (6-5, 292) is a bigger guard who the size to play tackle, but he lacks that footwork and maybe some of the length to be an ideal edge protector. As a run blocker, however, Wilson is a handful. He knows how to use his hands; he finishes blocks, and he has a nice mean streak. Wilson isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, and I'm sure he's tough to deal with in a pile. Some improvements to his footwork will give Wilson the versatility to play guard or possibly right tackle. But as he stands, Wilson projects highly as a powerful run blocker.

Tristan Wilson's Player Grade: C+
Missouri logo OL Armand Membou (Lees Summit, MO) commits to Missouri  View Class

Membou (6-4, 285) was really gaining a lot of traction on the recruiting trail over the last few months, with Oregon and Nebraska coming through with scholarship offers. So this is a big in-state get for Missouri this early in the recruiting cycle.

Membou is a young 17, so his skill set is very promising, especially as a run blocker, where he shows flashes of being a destructive force on the interior. Membou is also a wrestler, which shows in the way he uses leverage to gain the advantage on defensive linemen. Membou's technique needs some work, especially getting his feet and hands coordinated. His lateral movement is also a work in progress. But Membou is young, competitive and not afraid to get aggressive, which makes for a good starting point.

Armand Membou's Player Grade: C+
Missouri logo QB Sam Horn (Suwanee, GA) commits to Missouri  View Class

Horn (6-4, 188) is an exciting quarterback prospect to watch because he thinks he can make any throw and is more than willing to try. That can be both a positive and a negative, as his interception total is higher than most quarterback prospects at his level. But his arm talent is very good and he understands speed control and ball placement.

The ball comes off Horn's hand very well. He can make most of the throws and Horn will try all of them. His decision-making is something that needs to be refined. Horn also has a tendency to stare down receivers, and when there's a deep option, Horn is likely going to go for it. The positives with Horn far outweigh the risks, and whenever he's on the field, he won't be boring.

Sam Horn's Player Grade: B-

All Commitments - 8

Most recent Commitment on July 13, 2021
  • 7/13 - Jalen Marshall DL
  • 7/4 - Tavorus Jones RB
  • 7/3 - DeShawn Woods OL
  • 6/13 - Marcus Scott CB
  • 5/14 - Marquis Gracial DT
  • 4/14 - Tristan Wilson OL
  • 3/27 - Armand Membou OL
  • 3/3 - Sam Horn QB

Last Season's Roster:

  • Seniors: 0
  • Juniors: 0
  • Sophmores: 0
  • Freshmen: 0


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