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Mizzou Loses Out On Elliott, Class Ranks Last In SEC

COLUMBIA, Mo. --&nbsp; Last years recruiting class at Mizzou included Springfield's Dorial Green-Beckham, a five-star blue chipper, ranked as the nation's top receiver.<br><br>The Tigers didn't make any big splashes this year winding up with the 48th-ranked class according to www.rivals.com.
COLUMBIA, Mo. --  Last years recruiting class at Mizzou included Springfield's Dorial Green-Beckham, a five-star blue chipper, ranked as the nation's top receiver.

The Tigers didn't make any big splashes this year winding up with the 48th-ranked class according to www.rivals.com.

In fact, John Burroughs running back Ezekiel Elliott kept his commitment to Ohio State, despite speculation he might stay home.

The big get for the Tigers according to Rivals is four-star "athlete" Chase Abbington.

He's 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and played running back at fort Zumwalt South.

Abbington had offers from Arkansas, Kansas State, Illinois and others.
   
In total the Tigers signed 20 new recruits including 17 three-star players according to Rivals.

But the website also says the Tigers have the worst recruiting class in the Southeastern Conference.

"I've never ever looked the rankings," said Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel. "When I was at Toledo as a head coach, when I was an assistant at Washington, I never ever looked at the rankings. I think our evaluation system has proved overall that it works and we believe in it and I'll just leave it at that."
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