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November 17, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; The Missouri Tigers helmet sits on a bench during the second half at Faurot Field. The Syracuse Orange defeated the Missouri Tigers 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

4-star quarterback Drew Lock commits to Missouri Tigers

Four-star quarterback Drew Lock (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit) will continue the family legacy with the Missouri Tigers as he committed tonight to the program where his father and grandfather once played.

The 6-5, 195-pound Lock who also doubles as a standout basketball player is the No. 136 recruit overall according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 5 pro-style quarterback and the No. 3 player in the state of Missouri.

“I think home is a good word to use for Missouri,” Lock tells Kipp Adams of 247Sports. “It is two hours and 15 minutes away, and my dad and my granddad played there. … “I could not be any happier to have committed to Missouri,” Lock said. “The coaches were ecstatic. I was the only pocket passer they went after in the 2015 class, so they were very excited that I pulled the trigger.”

Lock had offers from Texas, Ohio State, Tennessee and Ole Miss, among others but at the end of the day his relationship with Pinkel who recently signed a contract extension and the family atmosphere in Columbia was enough for him to shut down his recruitment and now turn the focus to recruiting other members to come follow him to Missouri.

The Tigers now have five members committed to the Class of 2015, including four-star running back Natereace Strong who committed yesterday.

Lock passed for 3,062 yards and 35 touchdowns a season ago.

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