Brian Coulter: Next Justin Smith?

Matt ThielSenior Analyst IJuly 17, 2008

Just when you thought Mizzou was all set for '08, this news comes in; Mizzou has landed one of the most coveted JUCO's in recent memory. And yes, he'll be in for THIS FALL.

Brian Coulter is a D-End from Pearl River CC in Mississippi. Apparently, he was set to start for Florida State this fall, but something came up about classes and whatever.

He supposedly received offers from LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Florida among others, and turned them down. Instead, our recruiting guru, JP at SMS has him lining up for the Tigers in the fall:

"Brian K Coulter 6`4" 255 DE from Louisiana [...] Coulter had 13 sacks his soph year and runs the forty in the 4.59-4.69 range. FSU people thought he would be able to start for them this year."

Good numbers and measurables have poured gas on the fire that he is rumored to be the second coming of Justin Smith. I'm pretty sure we could find a spot for Godzilla Jr. And get this; he is walking on.

Coulter is a pro prospect, and would line up at D-End in a rotation with Stryker Sulak, Tommy Chavis, Michael Keck, and Chris Earnhardt. If the hype is true, pencil him in to start with Sulak. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

I imagine a scholarship is in the future. Hell, it's probably sitting on the copier right now. GP, send an intern in to pick it up!