Missouri picked up a big verbal commitment — very big — Monday evening.
Arizona Western College freshman offensive tackle Yasir Durant — a 6-foot-7, 320-pound Philadelphia native, according to the Matadors’ roster — tweeted that he plans to sign with the Tigers.
Durant — a consensus three-star prospect, who is listed at 345 pounds on his Rivals profile — signed with San Diego State in February, but wound up in junior college.
Now, he’ll skip the Aztecs after a weekend visit to Columbia.
Durant, a graduate of Imhotep Institute Charter High School, announced his decision on Twitter.
Coming out of high school, Durant also had offers from Arizona State, Illinois, Rutgers, Temple and Texas Tech, according to Rivals. ESPN also listed an offer from North Carolina.
He was ranked as the No. 35 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals in the 2016 recruiting class and was the No. 149 tackle that year, according to 247 Sports.
Durant’s overwhelming size is readily apparent on his high school film.
Durant is the 20th commitment in Mizzou’s 2017 recruiting class, which is now ranked 27th in the country and 11th in the SEC by Rivals.
He’s the fifth offensive lineman, along with Hyrin White of De Soto, Texas; Pompey Coleman of Indianapolis; Larry Borom of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Case Cook of Carrollton, Ga.