Missouri gains No. 3 for 2013

Junior athlete Anthony Sherrils (Kansas City, Mo./Hogan Prep) has committed to stay close to home and play for Missouri, Rivals.com reports.

The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect also received early interest from programs such as Illinois, Kansas and Kansas State.

Sherrils carried 43 times for 520 yards (12.1 average) and six touchdowns, caught 13 passes for 248 yards (19.1 average) and four more scores, made 16 tackles, and intercepted one pass last fall.

Linebacker Joe Burkett (Jefferson City, Mo.) and athlete Aarion Penton (St. Louis/Christian Brothers) are Missouri's over 2013 pledges.