September 8, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive back Randy Ponder (7) during the second half at Faurot Field. The Missouri Tigers wore new uniforms for the game, including a special helmet design. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Football Recruiting: Tigers Land Duo From Peach State

The Missouri Tigers have been officially in the Southeastern Conference for over a year now, and that means they must start recruiting like an SEC team to be able to compete.

On Wednesday, the Tigers reached deep into the South as they pulled in two 2014 three-star commitments from not only the state of Georgia, but the same county.

Thomas Wilson, rated as the No. 77 overall player in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, verbally committed to the Tigers over Arizona, Charlotte, Cincinnati and West Virginia.

Wilson, who is listed as an athlete, named West Virginia his leaders on August 1 and again on August 13, but decided to pull the trigger with the Tigers.

At 5-11, 175 pounds, the Buford High School product could project as a slot receiver or defensive back at the next level. He has decent size to go along with solid ball skills. His athleticism allows him to be a versatile player in Columbia.

Missouri also reached into Gwinnett County on Wednesday and pulled out wide receiver Nate Brown, who is rated as the No. 48 overall player in the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

The North Gwinnett High School product stands at 6-3 and weighs 215 pounds, and could play either wide receiver or tight end for the Tigers in the future. Brown chose the Tigers over Boston College and Georgia Tech, among others.

The additions of Wilson and Brown give the Tigers 22 commitments overall for the class of 2014, which ranks 39th nationally, according to 247Sports, but only No. 14 overall in the SEC.

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