Missouri added stock at football’s most important position Sunday night, gaining a quarterback commitment for its 2019 recruiting class.
The Tigers got a late Father’s Day pledge from Connor Bazelak, who hails from Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton, Ohio.
Bazelak, who stands 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, passed for 1,097 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, per the Dayton Daily News. Rivals and 247Sports both rate Bazelak as a three-star quarterback; 247Sports ranks Bazelak as the nation’s 20th-best pro-style passer.
Missouri was far from the only school after Bazelak. He had offers from more than 20 schools, including three other teams in the Southeastern Conference. The list included Georgia, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Iowa, North Carolina State, Purdue, Maryland, West Virginia and a slew of others in the Midwest and Northeast.
Bazelak is the fourth commit for Tigers in the Class of 2019. He joins Flushing, Michigan defensive back Aidan Harrison; Fort Worth, Texas wide receiver Anthony Watkins; and St. Louis offensive lineman Jack Buford.
Buford teased the commitment earlier in the day, then sent his congratulations over social media Sunday night.
“There we go,” Buford tweeted in response to Bazelak’s commitment. “I told u bro u family now Mizzou go turn our future QB UP!!”