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Missouri Recruiting Analysis: Gary Pinkel Lands 'B-' Grade In First SEC Class

Gary Pinkel's first recruiting class as he enters the SEC is a decent one marked by two stars that really help to anchor the class. ESPN gives the team a B- for its efforts on National Signing Day, but it's clear the positive vibes center around wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and offensive guard Evan Boehm. Other than that, it's clear that Missouri lost out on a couple of key players and that it's light in terms of talent along the lines for the most part.

ESPN's scouting report reads, "The Tigers have taken advantage of a great crop of in-state talent, along with being active in Texas. The majority of the top prospects in this class hail from either the Show Me State or the Lone Star State. While Green-Beckham is a major signing, ESPNU 150 offensive guard Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit) is an instrumental prospect in this class as well. The No. 2 guard in the country helps reload up front and should help improve the Tigers' rushing attack.

"Four-star quarterback Maty Mauk (Kenton, Ohio/ Kenton) might not have ideal overall measurables, but he has some real intangibles. Four-star inside linebacker Donavin Newsom (St. Louis/Parkway North) marks another key in-state get for Missouri. It is a linebacker-heavy class for the Tigers as they head into the SEC, but a class that has some skill talent as well."