Three-star safety won't enroll at Missouri


10/17/2013 3:26 PM

05/16/2014 3:59 PM

Missouri kicked off its preseason camp Thursday, and although they kicked reporters out after 30 minutes a continuation of the restricted media policy coach Gary Pinkel

instituted in the spring there were a few things of note to be gleaned.

Among them:

Missouri's incoming recruiting class has apparently taken another blow, as Pinkel announced that three-star junior college safety

Duron Singleton

will not be playing for Mizzou this fall.

"For personal reasons, he's not coming," Pinkel said.

Singleton, who was rated the No. 1 junior college safety by, had 87 tackles and four interceptions last season for Fresno City Community College. He was expected to compete for immediate playing time at safety, where neither of Missouri's projected starters - senior

Matt White and junior Braylon Webb

- had an interception last season.

Missouri already lost its top signee in the Class of 2013, four-star Fort Zumwalt South athlete Chase Abbington, to grades. Abbington said he planned to enroll at Hutchinson Community College this fall alongside three-star Maplewood Richmond Heights defensive tackle

Antar Thompson

, another Missouri signee.

Freshman defensive tackle

Josh Augusta

has qualified and attended Thursdays practice.

Pinkel actually grinned when asked about Augusta, a three-star recruit from Peoria, Ill., who is one of Missouris highest-rated prospects in the Class of 2013.

"Yeah. he's a great kid," Pinkel said. "He worked very hard, too. I'm very proud of him."

Freshman defensive tackle

A.J. Logan and freshman cornerback Anthony Sherrils

were both wearing red non-contact jerseys.

"A.J. had his meniscus taken out a couple weeks ago, and he's going pretty good," Pinkel said. "Anthony

was in a car accident

maybe a month ago. He's completely cleared, however, we're just being a little cautious."


Charles Harris

, who was listed as a defensive end when he signed with Missouri in February, worked with the linebackers in warm-ups. Harris, who wears No. 91, is listed at 6 feet 3, 235 pounds.

"A really good athlete - we're going to try him there," Pinkel said. "He's kind of like Lorenzo Williams. He started at linebacker, went from linebacker to defensive end, defensive end to defensive tackle and then he became all-Big 12."

Missouris new depth chart features sophomore receiver

Dorial Green-Beckham as the No. 1 receiver at the X position. On the depth chart released at SEC Media Days, he was listed behind senior Marcus Lucas at the position. Lucas is now listed as the starter at the Y, while junior Bud Sasser is the starter at the H and senior LDamian Washington

is the starter at the Z.

One thing of note:

Sean Culkin

is also listed a starter at tight end, which means the offensive depth chart lists starters at 12 different positions. You can only play 11, of course.


Nick Demien, who used to be the second-team right guard, is now the third-team left guard. He switched spots with junior Stephen Carberry


Freshman quarterbacks Eddie Printz and Trent Hosick

are both listed as even on the depth chart, but Printz was fourth in line Thursday, with Hosick fifth.

Redshirt freshman Chaston Ward was lined up as the fourth-team strong safety. He was listed on the depth chart as the third-string free safety, the spot currently occupied by freshman Shaun Rupert


Feel free to click the following link for

Missouri's latest depth chart

in its entirety, which I plan to update throughout camp. The depth chart includes true freshmen, as well.

Also, check out the photo gallery on the upper right to see pictures of the ongoing construction at Memorial Stadium, plus photos of Harris and the new t-shirts the coaching staff is wearing.

Now for some video!