What Missouri fans need to know about the early signing period

The Missouri Tigers can add a number of players from their recruiting class of 2018 to their roster when the early signing period begins on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Missouri coach Barry Odom and his team are coming off of a regular season that finished with a six-game winning streak. He will be looking to add more talent to his roster in Columbia during the early signing period.

According to 247Sports, with 17 commits in the class of 2018, Missouri’s incoming class currently ranks 12th in the SEC and 42nd in the country.

Here’s everything you need to know about Missouri recruiting as the early signing period arrives:

What is the early signing period?

The early signing period is a three-day stretch of time during which recruits in the class of 2018 can sign their National Letters of Intent to the school of their choice. The early signing period makes its debut this year, whereas in all previous years, prospects had to wait until National Signing Day in early February to sign their letters of intent. Now prospects who are committed to a school can sign, allowing their recruitments to end while also allowing college coaches to focus on remaining uncommitted target prospects.

When is the early signing period?

The early signing period takes place from Wednesday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

Which Missouri commitments are signing during the early signing period?

View a list of all of the Tigers 2018 recruiting commitments here.

Missouri is expected to sign four in-state recruits, including two from junior college programs, according to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Which Missouri recruits are announcing during the Early Signing Period?

Here is a list of uncommitted prospects who are Missouri targets in the 2018 class. The biggest remaining in-state target for the Tigers is:

Which Missouri commitments aren’t signing during the early signing period?

For Mizzou commits who do not sign during the early signing period, they will have to wait until National Signing Day in February. However, with many recruiting analysts expecting significant portions of rosters to fill during the early signing period, being committed but not signing could result in space and scholarship problems in February.

Which Missouri commitments are enrolling early?

Recruits who commit and/or sign during the early signing period do not have to enroll early. Although for those prospects who will be enrolling early, they will be able to sign their National Letters of Intent, not just financial aid agreements, as had been the case in years past.

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