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3 Montgomery players commit to Mizzou

L to R: Cam Taylor, James Foster and La'Dedric Jackson. (Source: WSFA 12 News) L to R: Cam Taylor, James Foster and La'Dedric Jackson. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

"This is an exciting time for me. Trying to fix problems and fix the things that we needed to in order to be a competitive team that's chasing Championships," said Missouri Head Coach Barry Odom recently at SEC Media Days. Of course, chasing championships starts with recruiting and the second year head coach is blazing up the trail.

Lanier quarterback James Foster and linebacker La'Dedric Jackson, in addition to Park Crossing's ATH Cam Taylor are all new additions to the 2018 Tigers class. Taylor, entering his senior season, transferred from Prattville and can play both under center and at the safety position. The Tigers are recruiting him as a safety. 

"They were the most showing love every day. No matter what time of night or day it was they asked about my family and more things so that means a lot," said Taylor on Missouri interest.

Taylor says he's committed to Mizzou.

"I'm committed. I don't really see anyone coming in and switching that up," he said.

Foster also said he's "110 percent committed to Mizzou." Jackson spoke about Odom's chasing championships statement.

"It shows me that he knows how to make it happen and makes me feel comfortable that he will be my coach," he said.

Foster, a 4-star dual threat QB isn't afraid to use his legs or push the ball vertically down the field. His talent had Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Huepel recruiting him since the 10th grade.

"When he was recruiting me he just separated himself from a lot of other coaches so that's what made me feel like it was the right place. I never thought I'd end up at Missouri but yeah growing up from Alabama you always wanted to play in the SEC but I really never thought I'd go on to Missouri," said Foster.

Odom, being a defensive guy, grabbed Taylor and Jackson to bolster up the defense and keep the ball hungry mentality moving. 

"Be a dog. You gotta be a dog in my position," said Jackson.

"I'm very physical. I can get to the ball where ever it is. I can play sideline to sideline if you need me to," Taylor said.

The three were elementary school classmates turned Missouri commits. The trio is headed to the SEC East and joked they already know who they're rooming with next season. They also hope to get a few more Montgomery natives to head to the Tigers: 4-Star Park Crossing OL Tank Jenkins and 4-star Lanier defensive end/tackle Alfred Thomas. 

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