Mizzou locks up another local talent

Junior athlete Chase Abbington (St. Peters, Mo./Fort Zumwalt South) has become the latest verbal for Missouri, multiple sources report.

The highly-coveted prospect turned down offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, UCLA, Iowa State, Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas State. Ohio State was also showing some interest.

According to Rivals.com, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Abbington was recruited by the Tigers to play running back. He also plays safety.

Missouri now have five commitments for 2013, all coming from within state lines.