Mizzou notebook: Deters transfers to Mizzou softball
Gabi Deters is coming home.
The Bowling Green native and 2018 Gatorade Missouri high school player of the year is transferring to MU softball, the program announced Monday. She spent her freshman year at Southeastern Conference rival Kentucky.
Deters will have four seasons of eligibility remaining as a member of the Tigers but must redshirt the 2021 season.
"I'm so excited to have Gabi come back home,” Missouri head coach Larissa Anderson said. "It's so important to keep in-state talent home and playing for Missouri's flagship university. Her experience playing in the SEC will improve the program, and we are excited for her year of development before we get her for four years."
Deters started nine times and appeared in 21 total games for the Wildcats this spring during her freshman season, which was ultimately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She batted .259 while seeing time at catcher and third base.
She drove in two runs on a home run against Texas A&M for her first SEC hit and also posted a multi-hit game against Florida International.
"I couldn't be more excited to be coming home to Missouri, and I am looking forward to wearing a Mizzou uniform and being a part of this program," Deters said. "Coach Anderson and her staff and the players are making this program a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. They have worked their way through some difficult times and have become a united softball family."
Deters was ranked as the No. 41 prospect in the nation in the Class of 2019, according to Extra Innings Softball. Deters was a three-time first-team all-state selection during her prep career and led Bowling Green to back-to-back state championships.
As a senior catcher with the Bobcats, she hit .430 with 11 homers, bringing her career total to 38 — fourth all-time in state history.
Defensive back Carnell inks with Mizzou
Missouri football’s 2021 recruiting class has added another member.
Cornerback Daylan Carnell, from Indianapolis, pledged to join the Tigers on social media Monday afternoon, picking MU over Purdue and West Virginia.
Carnell, a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite, is rated as the 33rd-best cornerback in the nation.
Carnell also held scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Nebraska and Michigan State.
Missouri’s Class of 2021 now has 10 recruits. Carnell is the fourth from out of state.
Frankowski signs to wrestle for Tigers
Another in-state standout is bound for Missouri wrestling.
Sam Frankowski, a Fenton native and Rockwood Summit grad, has signed to join the Tigers, the program announced Monday.
Frankowski is a three-time state champion and is expected to compete at 157 pounds under MU coach Brian Smith, whose incoming recruiting class is rated among the best in the nation.
Frankowski earned Class 3 wrestler of the year honors in 2019 after claiming his third consecutive state title. In addition to his performance on the mats, Frankowski was a three-time academic all-state selection.
He is a 2017 freestyle state champion, 2018 Greco state champion and three-time Missouri State National Duals team member.