Five new Tigers join squad early to participate in spring football
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Five impressive student-athletes will enroll early at the University of Missouri and play football for Head Coach Gary Pinkel, as announced today.
The group of new Tigers shows the range of the Mizzou coaching staff’s recruiting efforts, with all five players coming to Missouri from different states. Cornerback Logan Cheadle hails from the Show-Me State, while offensive lineman Mike Fairchild will come to Columbia from nearby territory in Overland Park, Kan.
Incoming transfer cornerback Kenya Dennis played his high school and junior college ball in the state of Mississippi, as the Leland, Miss., native just completed his second successful season of action at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Miss. Linebacker Brandon Lee was recruited to Mizzou from Indianapolis, Ind., while quarterback Marvin Zanders hails from Jacksonville, Fla.
The newcomers coming from high school to the Mizzou Football program are able to sign financial aid agreements, and also be announced as new additions to the team, as long as they have completed the requirements necessary to graduate early from high school. Junior college transfers can sign National Letters of Intent.