Missouri gains experienced defender

Defensive tackle Antar Thompson (Maplewood, Mo./Maplewood Richmond Heights) has committed to sign with Missouri, according to multiple sources.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound prospect also held a scholarship offer from Kansas State. Kansas was among the other programs showing interest.

“It felt right,” Thompson told the St. Louis Dispatch of his visits to Mizzou. “I see the team they are building. They have a lot of nice players on that team. There are a lot of players they have coming in that I know from St. Louis.”

Thompson's been producing for Maplewood Richmond Heights since his freshman season when he recorded 43 tackles and two sacks. As a sophomore, he registered 71 tackles and seven sacks. Last fall, he earned all-metro recognition after posting 74 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Missouri now has 11 recruits on board for 2013. Nine are from inside state lines.