Missouri got some help for its offensive line Thursday when Butler Community College tackle Tyler Howell announced his commitment.
Howell, who previously played at Bonner Springs High School, is a 6-foot-9, 305-pound, three-star recruit, according to Rivals.
He also had offers from Kansas, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Arizona State and Penn State, according to the national recruiting site.
Howell is the No. 5 junior-college offensive tackle prospect in the nation, according to 247 Sports, which also gave him three stars.
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Howell, who was a two-star Rivals recruit coming out of high school, seemingly confirmed his commitment on Twitter by simply tweeting “Mizzou Made” in all caps.
With left tackle Mitch Morse’s graduation and right tackle Taylor Chappell’s struggles last season, offensive tackle is a position of need for Missouri.
Howell was recruited by offensive coordinator Josh Henson and offensive-line coach A.J. Ricker, and he should be in the mix immediately for the Tigers.
Howell, an imposing and athletic prospect, has two years of eligibility remaining.
He is the 19th known commitment in the 2015 recruiting class and the fourth offensive lineman.
City College of San Francisco’s Malik Cuellar and former Kearney standout Tanner Owen have already enrolled at Missouri. Blue Valley’s A.J. Harris also committed to the Tigers.