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Missouri’s top recruit, WR Da’Ron Davis, is an academic non-qualifier

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This is not the way Missouri wanted to start preseason camp: The season hasn’t kicked off yet, but the Tigers already are down several players.

Wide receiver Da’Ron Davis, Mizzou’s top-ranked recruit, did not qualify academically. He was a four-star recruit from Kansas City Hogan Preparatory, and he said he plans to be at Mizzou next season.

In addition, two other signees — JC transfer defensive linemen Walter Palmore and Malik Young, both from Eastern Arizona CC — are not yet on campus. Palmore is expected to arrive late this week, while Young is awaiting NCAA clearance. Each was expected to provide depth this season.

Projected starting defensive end Nate Howard, who was suspended indefinitely in June after his arrest on drug charges, remains away from the program. And backup wide receiver O’Shae Clark begins camp under an indefinite suspension.

The Tigers begin their regular season on Sept. 2 against FCS opponent Missouri State.

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