Missouri landed two more commitments Saturday with pledges from a pair of Rivals three-star recruits, Prime Prep Academy wide receiver Brandon Martin from Dallas and Rummel High School defensive end Tyrell Jacobs from Metairie, La.
The Tigers continue to stockpile talent at wide receiver, which is position of need after losing all three starters from 2014 — Bud Sasser, Jimmie Hunt and Darius White — to graduation.
The latest addition is Martin a 6-foot-3, 205-pound speedster, who reportedly ran a 4.37 40-yard dash, is ranked No. 101 in the 2015 ESPN 300.
ESPN lists Martin, who was recruited by Pat Washington, as a four-star talent.
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Martin, who played in the Under Armour All-American Game, also had offers from Kansas, Louisville, Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia, among others.
Prime Prep Academy, a charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders, is expected to surrender its charter Tuesday and close after the spring semester, according to the Dallas Morning News. It’s unclear how the school’s troubles might affect Martin’s eligibility.
Martin joins five other receivers — Richard Floyd from Gulport (Miss.) High, Emanuel Hall from Centennial High in Franklin, Tenn., Johnathon Johnson from Melrose High in Memphis, Ronnell Perkins from University City (Mo.) and Justin Smith from West Laurens High in Dublin, Ga. — in the current recruiting class, which can sign Feb. 4.
Missouri also must replenish its defensive line depth after losing defensive ends Markus Golden and Shane Ray, who opted to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, along with defensive tackles Matt Hoch and Lucas Vincent.
The Tigers hope Jacobs, a 6-foot-4 and 260-pound prospect who originally committed to Oklahoma, fits the bill.
Jacobs, who was recruited by Washington and defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski, had offers from six other Big 12 or SEC schools — Kansas State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Texas Tech — among others.