(AP) -- Another dominant year in the Southeastern Conference helped Missouri land one of the top recruits in the nation.
Defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. of East St. Louis, Illinois, chose the Tigers over national champion Ohio State, Florida State and Auburn. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Beckner announced his decision on ESPN Wednesday.
"He can be the greatest defensive lineman he can be," coach Gary Pinkel said. "He can help us win championships and take us where we've never been before," coach Gary Pinkel said.