Jonathan Friess, 23 Sports

It was a great day for Tiger fans and the Mizzou football program, as they got a pleasant announcement from not one but two of the best players on the transfer market. First came the highly anticipated announcement from former Clemson Quarterback Kelly Bryant, who committed to Coach Barry Odom via Twitter. Approximately an hour later Tiger fans received more of a surprise commitment from Arkansas Grad Transfer Wide Receiver Jonathan Nance, who tweeted a picture of himself and Kelly Bryant with the caption, “I’M COMMITTED”. Both players are eligible to play for the 2019 season.

Kelley Bryant decided to transfer from Clemson after losing his starting job to 5-star freshman Trevor Lawrence. Bryant won a national championship at Clemson as a back up behind 1st round draft pick Deshaun Watson. As a starter Kelly Bryant went 16-2 and threw for 2,802 yards, tossed 13 touchdowns, while completing 65 percent of his passes, and also rushed for 665 yards and 11 scores. In his lone year as a starter he helped lead the Clemson Tigers to the College Football Playoff, where Clemson fell in the semifinal game to eventful national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

The commitment from Grad Transfer Jonathan Nance helps heal the wound of the Tigers losing Senior Wide Receiver Emmanuel Hall. In the 2017 season Nance led the Razorbacks in catches with 37, receiving yards with 539, and also led Arkansas in touchdown receptions with five. Nance also rushed the ball five times for 62 yards. Nance will also be suiting up with a high school teammate and fellow receiver Richaud Holmes.

Coming into the day, the Tigers had 16 commits in the class of 2019, which ranked the Tigers as 39th in the country and 13th in the SEC.