Missouri lost a 2014 offensive line recruit Monday when Zach Hudson, a three-star recruit from Tampa, Fla., announced that he was switching his commitment from the Tigers to the University of South Florida.
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
Hudson, a tackle prospect who committed to Missouri in June, announced the decision on Twitter.
This recruiting process has been long but the #USF Bulls have been my me the whole time and im proud to say Im keeping it in the 813.— C3Zach (@TheBigZach51) January 21, 2014
Tonight I committed to the University of South Florida. Keepin it in the Bay. Proud to be a bull and do something big the next 4 years— C3Zach (@TheBigZach51) January 21, 2014
Hudson’s flip leaves the Tigers with 25 commitments in the 2014 class, which can’t officially sign national letters of intent on Feb. 5.
According to Rivals.com, Missouri’s group of commits now includes five offensive linemen headlined by DeSmet senior Andy Bauer (6-6, 304), a four-star recruit from St. Louis who decommitted from Mississippi and gave the Tigers his pledge in early November.
Two Kansas City products — Lee’s Summit West three-star Kevin Pendleton (6-4, 329) and Blue Valley West two-star Michael Fairchild (6-6, 262) — have also committed to Missouri.
Finally, the Tigers also expect to sign Paul Adams (6-6, 270), a three-star from Nashville, Tenn., and Sam Bailey (6-5, 245), a two-star from Lamar, Mo.