Landing Michael Porter Jr. (or rather, hiring his dad) was huge for Cuonzo Martin’s new regime at Missouri, but today, they got a commitment from another big recruit: four-star center Jeremiah Tilmon. Tilmon is considered a top 35 recruit by Scout, and originally signed on to play for Illinois, but got a release after John Groce was fired. He also had offers from Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas, UCLA, and Indiana. The addition of Tilmon has rocketed Missouri up to sixth in 247 Sports’ 2017 recruiting class rankings.
So, since taking the job at Missouri, Cuonzo has Martin has snagged a five-star program changer (Porter), a four-star center (Tilmon), and a four-star point guard (Blake Harris). AND, they’re not done yet. Jontay Porter, Michael Porter’s younger brother, is a 2018 recruit, but is considering reclassifying to 2017 to join his brother and dad in Columbia.
Alright. We see you, Tigers.