Just days before National Signing Day, Missouri football coach Barry Odom picked up a pair of commitments that bolstered the Tigers’ current class to 24 pledges.
Nick Bolton, a linebacker from Texas, and Bobby Lawrence, a offensive lineman from St. Joseph Central, both announced their commitments to the program on Monday afternoon. The Tigers flipped the 6-foot-8 Lawrence from Iowa State, where he was previously committed.
Bolton hails from Frisco, Texas and stands 5 feet 11. He was also considering Kansas, where he took an official visit to on Jan. 26. He was in Columbia the past weekend for his official visit to Missouri. When reached by The Star, Bolton declined to comment on his recruitment, saying he wants to wait until after Wednesday’s National Signing Day to comment.
Recruiting services ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals.com all have Bolton rated as a three-star recruit.
Lawrence fits the mold of linemen that Odom is trying to install in his program. At 6-8, he joins 6-7 Tigers signee Mike Ruth. Missouri sophomore Yasir Durant is also 6-7 and started at left tackle towards the end of the season.
Rivals.com has Lawrence rated as a two-star recruit while ESPN and 247Sports both rate him as a three-star.
Odom could still add a few more commitments before Wednesday’s signing period opens. The biggest target Missouri still has on the board is consensus four-star recruit Michael Thompson, who is a two-way lineman out of St. Louis. His final two schools are Missouri and Oklahoma. He’s set to announce on Wednesday.
2018 Mizzou football recruiting class
Ridge Point HS (Missouri City, Texas)
Cedar Ridge HS (Round Rock, Texas)
Harry Ballard III
Jones County CC (Ellisville, Miss.)
Lone Star HS (Frisco, Texas)
Braden River HS (Bradenton, Fla.)
West Bloomfield (Mich.) HS
Madison HS (Dallas)
Mary Persons HS (Forsyth, Ga.)
Irmo HS (Columbia, S.C.)
Timberview HS (Mansfield, Texas)
St. Joseph Central HS
Judson HS (Converse, Texas)
Gerald Nathan Jr.
Vance HS (Charlotte, N.C.)
Daniel Parker Jr.
Blue Springs HS
Coppell HS (Coppell, Texas)
Manvel (Texas) HS
Lindsey Scott Jr.*
East Mississippi CC
Lutheran HS (Glen Head, N.Y.)
Highland (Kan.) CC
Central Gwinnett HS (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Wekiva HS (Apopka, Fla.)
Amite (La.) HS
Del Valle (Texas) HS
*Has not yet signed