Over the weekend the Missouri Tigers added the first piece to their 2015 recruiting class as they landed three-star running back Ryan Williams.
Williams, a Missouri native, is one of the more underrated prospects nationally, but the three-star running back is rated as the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Missouri for the class of 2015 and the 50th best running back in the nation.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound back gained some steam this summer as he visited the camps of Missouri, Arkansas and Nebraska but only received an offer from the Tigers. Williams’ other offers included Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, and Toledo.
As a senior this past season, Williams, who runs a 4.6 40-yard dash, rushed for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns for Lee’s Summit West High School.
The addition of Williams to the 2015 recruiting class now puts the Tigers with the No. 50 overall class in the nation and 13th in the SEC.
Since their transition to the SEC, the Tigers have recruited especially well in the main states that make up the conference as they have extended their boundaries more towards the southeast.
Last year’s recruiting class finished just 39th in the nation and 13th in the SEC, but I would expect the Tigers to recruit much better in 2015. Especially if they can follow up this past season, in which they won the SEC East, with another solid year in 2014.
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