University of Missouri

Missouri lands commitment from junior-college defensive end Marcell Frazier

The Kansas City Star

Missouri landed another junior-college recruit Thursday when College of the Siskiyous defensive end Marcell Frazier told Power Mizzou he had committed to the program.

Frazier is unranked and doesn’t have a Rivals star rating, but he chose the Tigers over offers from Kansas State and New Mexico.

Frazier, a 6-foot-5 and 246-pound native of Portland, Ore., originally committed to Idaho in December 2011, but he signed with UNLV in February 2012.

He transferred briefly to Iowa Western Community College in February 2013 before landing at Siskiyous in Weed, Calif.

Frazier, who was a Rivals two-star recruit coming out of high school, made 32 tackles, including 16 for a loss with 11 sacks, as a freshman last season.

He is MU’s first known defensive line commitment for the 2015 recruiting class.

Click here to see Frazier’s 2014 freshman highlights.

Missouri signed three freshmen defensive ends last February. Walter Brady, Rocel McWilliams and Spencer Williams redshirted this season.

Defensive end is a position of need, because both starters, senior Markus Golden and junior Shane Ray, could be playing in the NFL next season if Ray opts to leave early for the draft.

Frazier is the second junior-college commitment from California this week.

Missouri signed offensive tackle Malik Cuellar from City College of San Francisco on Wednesday.

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