Missouri Football signs 4-star wide receiver Donovan Olugbode

The Tigers are on the move.

The Missouri football team secured a verbal commitment from four-star wide receiver Donovan Olubode on Friday, making him the second blue-chip receiver from Florida State in just a few days to join Eli Drinkwitz's Class of 2025.

Olugbode, originally from Naperville, Illinois, committed to the Tigers shortly after Cocoa, Florida wide receiver Jayvan Boggs transferred to Mizzou on Independence Day. Twenty-four hours later, the Tigers have two top-25 recruits at the position as part of a currently 14-player recruiting class.

And Olugbode may be the biggest non-quarterback addition yet.

The wide receiver plays football at IMG Academy, a nationally-ranked high school in Florida. He is the nation's No. 11 wide receiver and No. 86 player in his class, according to recruiting service 247Sports' overall rankings.

In a trend that continues this recruiting cycle, Missouri had to beat out some of college football's greats to get its guy.

In addition to visiting Missouri from June 21-23, Olugbode also visited USC, Washington and Florida. Oregon also played a major role in his recruitment.

Mizzou received the last official visit and the confirmation.

Here's what the last few days mean for the Missouri football team's wide receivers and where the Tigers' recruiting class currently ranks nationally and in the SEC:

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How will Donovan Olugbode fit into the Missouri football team in the 2025 season?

With this signing, Missouri appears to have completed a potential pass-catching trio of the future.

Mizzou will lose star wide receiver Luther Burden III at the end of next season — who is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft if, and likely when, he enrolls after his junior season. Standout starters Theo Wease Jr. and Mookie Cooper will also be ineligible at the end of this season.

That leaves six scholarship wide receivers who could be back next season, led by speedy sophomore Marquis Johnson and reliable slot receiver Mekhi Miller.

They are joined by Olugbode, Boggs and three-star wide receiver Shaun Terry, a native of Ironton, Ohio, who was MU's first wide receiver this cycle.

Olugbode is listed at 6'1″ and 200 pounds entering his senior year of high school, and he will likely have a college-ready physique by the time he arrives at Columbia next year.

There will likely be an opportunity for starting reps for the pass-catching trio, as the slot holds nine players, only one of whom is a senior in Miller. Missouri will likely look to the transfer portal for experience at the end of this season to replace some senior reps left behind by its experienced, departing group.

Olugbode has excellent arm and hand size and appears to be a gifted route runner who can leave defenders running into empty space, which bodes well for his first year in CoMo.

Where does the Mizzou football class of 2025 rank now?

After two consecutive signings at the position, Mizzou has climbed the national team rankings for the Class of 2025.

Before Boggs and Olugbode announced their plans to play in Columbia, the Tigers were ranked 34th in the country and 12th in the expanded SEC in 247Sports' team rankings, although their average star ranking was better than some other teams in both categories.

In about 24 hours, the Tigers have now moved up to No. 18 in the national team rankings, which is No. 9 in the SEC. The Tigers' average star ranking is No. 16 nationally and remains No. 9 in the SEC.

And Mizzou may not be ready this weekend.

Four-star safety Charles Bass, a senior from East St. Louis, will announce his college decision on Monday. In the running are Mizzou, Arkansas, Illinois and Kansas State. Four-star offensive lineman Lamont Rogers will announce his commitment. Mizzou, Texas A&M and Oklahoma are among the six teams being considered. Three-star offensive lineman Keiton Jones, a native of Coffeyville, Kansas, will decide between Missouri, K-State and Arkansas on Sunday.

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