MU Tigers add transfer quarterback and defensive tackle

After an offseason that saw coach Eli Drinkwitz try, and fail, to find a transfer quarterback to add to the Tiger roster, Missouri finally found success in the portal on Monday, with Mississippi State’s Jack Abraham choosing Mizzou.

Abraham is a veteran of the college game, as 2022 will be his 7th season in the sport.  His path began with a redshirt season at Louisiana Tech in 2015, before a move to the junior college ranks, at Northwest Mississippi Community College, followed by three more years at Southern Miss and the 2021 season at Mississippi State.

For the time being, Abraham will be a preferred walk-on for Missouri, but is expected to have a chance to compete and win the starting job, with competition from redshirt sophomore Brady Cook, redshirt freshman Tyler Macon, and incoming true freshman Sam Horn.

Last season, Abraham did not see the field in Starkville due to injury.  In 2020, he averaged 8.2 yards per attempt with Southern Miss, with seven touchdowns and four interceptions in five games.  In 2019, Abraham was the starting quarterback for a Southern Miss team that lost to Tulane in the Armed Forces Bowl.

On Sunday afternoon, Mizzou added Baylor University transfer Josh Landry, a defensive lineman that played in four games in both 2020 and 2021 for the Bears, with one sack in each season.

Landry joins a defensive line group that includes anticipated starters Darius Robinson and Oklahoma State transfer Jayden Jernigan this fall.  Landry will add depth along with second-year junior college transfer Realus Jones Jr.