Last season, ESPN ranked offensive linemen Nick Demien and Mitch Morse as Missouri's top two recruits. Now, Missouri's first offensive lineman commit of 2011 holds the same distinction.
Taylor Chappell, an offensive tackle from Canadian, Texas, is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150 and committed to the Tigers over the weekend, giving Missouri its ninth commitment for its 2011 recruiting class. His arrival gives Missouri's 2011 class its first ESPNU 150 Watch Lister and Chappell takes over as Missouri's top incoming recruit.
At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Chappell fits the bill of the slimmer, quicker linemen common to the spread offense that's become Missouri's signature.
He also had offers from Texas Tech, UCLA, Kentucky, Houston, Kansas and Arizona.