A day after National Signing Day, Missouri added another player: Khalil Oliver, a graduate transfer from Oregon.
Oliver, a safety, visited Missouri this past weekend and announced his decision to join the Tigers via Twitter on Thursday. He will be eligible to play immediately for the Tigers.
He made 73 tackles and recorded two interceptions in 23 games for Oregon. He started the Ducks’ first game of the 2017 season but got hurt.
Oliver announced his intention to transfer in September 2017, when he told The Oregonian that he hoped to receive a medical hardship waiver to preserve another year of eligibility. If Oliver receives the waiver, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“This is something that had to do with a lot of other things,” Oliver told The Oregonian. “I want to leave the program on a good note and I want my teammates to focus on their year. All I can say is I left for many reasons and I'm happy about the decision I made and I'm excited for the next opportunity.”
Missouri has an opening at free safety, the position senior Anthony Sherrils started at last season, and it might also have an opening at strong safety. Last season’s starter at that position, Kaleb Prewett, is serving an indefinite suspension.
Cam Hilton and Ronnell Perkins, both of whom have started for Missouri before, return as safeties for the Tigers. Mizzou also brings back safeties Tyree Gillespie and Jordan Ulmer, who both played as freshmen this past season.