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COLUMBIA — The Missouri football team picked up its ninth verbal commit of the 2021 class Wednesday afternoon in defensive back Davion Sistrunk.

Sistrunk, rated a three-star prospect out of Eau Gallie (Melbourne, Fla.) High School, announced his decision on Twitter, and will likely play cornerback for the Tigers.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Sistrunk had Missouri in his top 12 schools in early April, along with Penn State, Southern Cal, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi and others. He also held offers from Tennessee, South Carolina, Baylor, Kentucky, Virginia and Nebraska, and Oklahoma extended an offer in mid-April.

According to the team's MaxPreps page, Sistrunk had 29 tackles, 25 solo, three interceptions and nine passes defended as a junior for the Commodores, who went 9-2 and lost in the regional quarterfinals of Florida's 5A state championship bracket in November. Sistrunk also played basketball, averaging 18 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for Eau Gallie, according to the team's MaxPreps page, and was the 5A District 12 player of the year as named by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.

Sistrunk is the ninth commit of Missouri's 2021 class and the fourth on the defensive side of the ball, joining cornerback Darius Jackson and defensive linemen Mekhi Wingo and Travion Ford. On offense, the Tigers have pledges from quarterback Tyler Macon, running back Taj Butts, offensive lineman Connor Tollison and tight ends Gavin McKay and Ryan Hoerstkamp.

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