Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers coaching staff are building an impressive 2012 recruiting class with the potential to be one of the best in the nation.
Currently, the Tigers have 15 player commitments for 2012. Two of those commitments have 4-star rankings, while the other 13 are all 3-star talents. Missouri's presence in the talent-laden state of Texas continues to grow as many of the 2012 commits are Texas athletes.
This class could become even better if Mizzou lands the ultimate prize in the entire country: No.1 overall player Dorial Green-Beckham. There's a very realistic chance Green-Beckham commits to Missouri; he's from Springfield, MO and would be a perfect fit as a wide receiver in the Tiger spread attack.
That being said, there are plenty of solid players already pledged to Missouri. While fans patiently wait for Green-Beckham's announcement, there's still a great deal of talent headed to Columbia in the fall of 2012.
For right now, here are the top five high school prospects in the Missouri 2012 recruiting class.