Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Early Signing Period Underway

The early signing period for the National Letter of Intent began Wednesday, November 12th, and continues through Wednesday the 19th. This is the open signing period for high school seniors and Junior College players to officially declare their intent to play for an NCAA team beginning with the 2009-2010 school year.

We've compiled a list of reported verbal commitments to Mizzou, plus some that are on the fence while considering MU:

Updated Thursday 11/25/08, 9:00 AM

Garrison McLagan, LHP/OF, Columbia, MO (will graduate at the end of this semester and join the Tigers in January, 2009)
· According to the Christian Fellowship School website, McLagan signed his
letter of intent to play for Mizzou on Monday, November 17th, at his high school
Cody King, RHP/SS; Kirksville, MO
· reports King has signed with Mizzou

Dane Opel, OF; Edwardsville, IL
· St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms Opel has signed with Mizzou
Brannon Champagne, OF/C; St. Charles West, MO

· St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms Champagne has signed with Mizzou

Ryan Crowley, LHP/1B; Morton, IL

· lists Crowley as signing with Mizzou
Kale Gaden, C/OF; Stillwater, OK

· Stillwater News-Press confirms Gaden has signed with Mizzou

Eric Anderson, RHP/IF; Highlands Ranch, CO (Mountain Vista HS)

· The Rocky Mountain News confirms Anderson has signed with Missouri

Eric Garcia, SS; Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson HS)

The Austin confirms Garcia's verbal commitment: "Garcia was a second-team All-State pick as a junior. He received offers from Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas, LSU, Texas State and Sam Houston State. He is the first Hendrickson baseball player to sign with an NCAA Division I school."

Andy Heifner, 3B/RHP; St. Charles West HS, MO
· St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms Heifner has signed with Mizzou
Blake Brown, OF/P; Bloomington, IL (Normal West HS)
· confirms Brown has signed with MU
Jack Dudenhoeffer, 3B/RHP, Pembroke Hill HS, Kansas City
· Confirmed: has signed with MU
Zach Hadroin, LHP, Blinn College

A couple of players known to be considering Mizzou along with other schools:

Gregg Culp, RHP; Edwardsville, IL; brother of former Tiger Nathan Culp

Chad James, LHP; Yukon, OK
- I have received word that Chad James has committed to Oklahoma State

We will continue to update this information as official word of signings reaches us.

If anyone out there has more information about these or other MU recruits, feel free to posts comments here or send me an e-mail at

1 comment:

  1. You have to wonder why the MU baseball office would continue to miss out on the great promotional value of releasing information about new recruits. There seems to be nothing to gained by being one of the few D-1 programs in the country that does not publish this kind of information.