Missouri Recruiting News: Simon Goines Chooses UCLA Bruins Over Tigers

While Gary Pinkel may still bring in the biggest fish yet with the rumors that Dorial Green-Beckham might be headed to Missouri come Wednesday, he lost out today to a nice three-star offensive tackle who would have been a nice addition to the recruiting class. Simon Goines announced today that he was choosing the UCLA Bruins over the Missouri Tigers.

Bruins Nation reports the news that Jim Mora has developed a nice first recruiting class, especially with the addition of Goines, a tackle from Keller, Texas:

The “mammoth tackle prospect” (as described by Biggins)listed at 6-8, 295 on Scout.com committed to Bruin blue and gold in a closely watched national recruiting battle between UCLA and Missouri. Earlier today Missouri received a commitment from one of the most sought after recruit in the country – WR Dorial Green-Beckham from Springfield, Missouri. DGB’s decision seemed to have no impact on Goines.

While Goines is listed a 3 star prospect on Scout.com and Rivals.com, don’t be fooled. The kid had offers from over 15 D-1 programs including schools such as Arkansas, West Virginia, Baylor and Mississippi State. What is also interesting is that Goines was also recruited to play hoops by couple of mid major programs such as Western Kentucky and New Hampshire. Missouri apparently also talked to him about potentially playing in its hoops program when he reportedly committed to the Tigers last summer.

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