Early Sunday afternoon, news started to break that Matt Pressey and Ricardo Ratliffe had committed to Missouri. But neither player had said anything publicly until now. PowerMizzou.com has the scoop straight from the source.
"Yes, I did commit this morning," Pressey told us on his way back to Dallas.
"Yeah, he committed too."
Both players had said they would wait and take more visits before committing. But the visits changed both their minds.
"They're missing some pieces, they're losing some key guys that they need to fill up," Pressey said. "In talking to coach Anderson, he thought I was the perfect guy to fill that spot."
"When I sat down and talked with coach Anderson, I already knew the style of play," Pressey said. "Once I got here, I just liked everything. The visit was great and I just went ahead and committed."
Same goes for Ratliffe. He confirmed to PowerMizzou.com via text message that he had committed. He also said that he had cancelled his scheduled visit to Cincinnati for next weekend.
And Missouri has gotten good news sooner than expected.
PowerMizzou.com is attempting to reach Ratliffe to confirm personally with him. Ratliffe, out of Central Florida Community College, is rated as the nation's No. 1 junior college prospect according to Rivals.com.
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