Alabama commit flips to Mizzou right before signing day

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

On the eve of National Signing Day, the Missouri Tigers received a very significant commitment.

In-state tight end Brendan Scales reneged on his pledge to Alabama -- opting instead to stay home and attend Missouri. 

Scales visited Missouri last weekend, and it apparently cinched the decision to flip. Alabama also wanted Scales to grayshirt -- which would've delayed his entry into the university. 

There's a lot to like about the athletic tight end. Not only can be set up on the line of scrimmage and block effectively, but Scales can also get split out wide in space -- causing matchup problems against smaller defensive backs and slower linebackers. 

Possessing good hands, Scales is best utilized on intermediate routes exploiting the heart of the field. Not only was it significant for Mizzou to keep one of its top in-state prospects home, but it was able to add a very talented skill player for quarterback Drew Lock to work with.