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Missouri picks up eighth commitment in Alabama athlete Cam Taylor

After landing two commits on Friday, the Tigers finished off the weekend with another three-star addition.

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When it comes to recruiting for 2018, the Missouri Tigers have been nothing if not consistent.

Cam Taylor, an athlete out of Montgomery, Alabama, became the Tigers’ eighth rising senior commit after announcing his decision Sunday afternoon on Twitter.

The 6-foot, 196-pound Taylor gives Mizzou its eighth three-star player, according to 247Sports.com. So yes, none of their commitments are four- or five-star guys, but the Tigers are starting to pick up more solid players.

A pair of defensive guys—linebacker Cameron Wilkins and cornerback Vincent Gray—pledged themselves to Mizzou on Friday to kick off a successful weekend.

When 247Sports’ SEC recruiting rankings were last updated, the Tigers had just five commits and ranked dead-last in the league. This weekend’s additions should at least close the gap between them and 13th-placed Alabama. (Yes, Alabama!)

A quarterback at Park Crossing High School, Taylor is the second Montgomery signal-caller—although he is listed as an athlete—to commit to Mizzou this cycle, along with James Foster (Lanier High School).

According to 247Sports, Taylor is ranked 20th overall in Alabama, 47th among athletes in the country and 614th overall in the nation. He boasted offers from 15 schools, including Mississippi State, Michigan and Iowa State.

Missouri’s 2018 class still has a long way to go to get anywhere close to the top-half of the SEC rankings, but head coach Barry Odom has to like what he was able to add this weekend.