OL Paul Adams commits to Missouri

The Missouri Tigers reached back into Tennessee for their third 2014 pledge from the Volunteer State. According to multiple sources, offensive tackle Paul Adams (Nashville, Tenn./Christ Presbyterian) gave his pledge Friday.

His high school teammate, wide receiver Thomas Richard, picked the Tigers in April. Cornerback Finis Stribling IV (Thompson's Station, Tenn./Independence) committed to Missouri earlier this week.

"Nashville has some of the best talent that I think I've ever seen in my life, so I guess that's where Missouri went," said Adams, who announced on his 18th birthday, to The Tennessean.

Adams, a 6-foot-7, 262-pound prospect, selected Missouri over scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Florida. Other schools, including Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, expressed interest.

"It's been a very special day for me," he continued. "The other birthday presents have just been money and gas cards. This will shape me out for the rest of my life, so this is by far my best present."

The Tigers have 10 players on board for 2014.