Missouri Tigers receive commitment from Gavin McKay
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TE Gavin McKay becomes second 2021 commitment

The Missouri Tigers landed their second 2021 commitment on Thursday afternoon when Memphis (Tenn.) University School tight end Gavin McKay announced his decision on Twitter.

The three-star prospect was recently on campus for Missouri's junior day on January 18th after being re-offered by the new coaching staff in December.

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ON HIS MIZZOU COMMITMENT:

"Mizzou has been with me through two different staffs and I really like what they got going on over there. Their academics and programs that set you up for life after football are amazing, and the new staff is full of great coaches. Coach (Casey) Woods was also the first coach to recruit me when he was at UAB and I feel like we’re already building a good relationship."

"Overall it just feels like the right fit for me right now and that’s why I decided to go ahead and commit."

ON TIGHT ENDS COACH CASEY WOODS:

"I love that he’s a man of faith. That’s something that means a lot to me for a coach to have. I’ve had the opportunity to workout with him at UAB and the charisma he brings to the game is something I like. Also, he knows when it’s time to laugh and when it’s time to work. I feel like being coached by him will help me get to where I want go."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect originally picked up a Missouri offer after impressing the previous coaching staff at last summers Night at the Zou camp, it was his first power five offer.

McKay chose the Tigers over other the likes of Indiana, Kansas, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, and UAB.

The Memphis product becomes the second 2021 commitment for Missouri, joining DeSmet (Mo.) defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo.