Missouri Tigers Football Adds More Local Talent With DL A. J. Logan

By Jake Boyle

Head Coach Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers have receieved a commitment from defensive tackle A.J. Logan to play for Mizzou next season.  The signing of Logan, who attends Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri, makes him the eleventh in-state commitment for Pinkel’s 2013 recruiting class.  The 6-2, 315-pound Logan will be joining three-star recruit Antar Thompson on a defensive line that held opponents to 3.6 yards per attempt rushing last season.  Thompson hails from Maplewood, Missouri.

Foremost amongst the local talent suiting up for the Tigers in 2013 is four-star recruit and jack-of-all-trades athlete Chase Abbington from Fort Zumwalt South in St. Peters.  The 6-4, 210 Abbington, who can contribute for Missouri on both sides of the ball, committed on March 3rd, turning down offers from Iowa and Arkansas, amongst others.

Abbington’s fellow four-star commits all hail from Missouri as well.  Linebacker Eric Beisel is coming from Rockwood Summit High in Fenton, running back Anthony Sherrils from Hogan Prep in Kansas City, while linebacker Nick Ramirez has committed to Missouri from Lee Summit West in Lee Summit.

Missouri is additionally waiting on word from DE Jamone Boyd, also from Lee Summit West.  The 6-4, 255 Boyd is considered by some to be the top prospect in the state and has also received offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Purdue, amongst others.  He is expected to make his decision soon.

Amongst the out of state commits are offensive tackles Clay Rhodes from Blue Valley (KS.) High and Jake Campos from Valley (IA.) High.  Both Campos and Rhodes committed to Missouri in May.

Missouri easily dispatched Southeastern Louisiana 62-10 this past Saturday.  They host #7 Georgia this weekend.

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