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Elite Wide Receiver Donovan Olugbode Commits to Mizzou

Missouri Tigers | WR Donovan Olugbode Commitment
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Consensus four-star wide receiver Donovan Olugbode announced his commitment to play for the Missouri Tigers. Rivals rates Olugbode as the No. 9 wide receiver in the 2025 recruiting class and the No. 56 overall prospect in the nation. His hometown is Naperville, Ill., but he is currently attending the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Olugbode chose Mizzou over offers from Florida, Oregon, USC, Washington, and many other leading college football programs.

Donovan Olugbode's Background

In a scouting report prepared by 247Sports, Olugbode is described as a "[s]ure-handed wide receiver prospect with a college-ready build and plenty of polish to his game." After spending his freshman year at Montini Catholic High School in Illinois, he transferred to Florida's IMG Academy. As a sophomore, he hauled in 12 catches for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns. Olugbode was part of a receiver rotation that featured rising star Ohio State WR Carnell Tate. In his junior campaign, Olugbode caught 31 passes for 561 yards and 5 touchdowns, playing a key role in IMG's 10-0 record against the best prep opponents.

He is strong and quick, impressing scouts with his animated and effective run-blocking. In the words of 247Sports, he is "[c]ompetitive after the catch and will extend plays with both his short-area quickness and natural core power." Although he lacks top-end speed, he projects as a dependable target at the Power Four level with NFL potential.

Missouri's 2025 Class

Olugbode joins a Tigers' recruiting class headlined by five-star quarterback Matt Zollers from Royserford, Pa. Zollers has an NIL deal valued at $760,000. Olugbode is the seventh four-star recruit to join the Tigers' 2025 class, now ranked by On3 as the No. 17 class. Fellow four-star wideout Jayvan Boggs committed to the Tigers the day before Olugbode.

The Tigers are already loaded at the wide receiver position, led by Luther Burden III, regarded by most as the best collegiate receiver returning to play for the 2024 season. Missouri will count on Burden to mentor its talented new incoming pass-catchers.

Stay tuned to College Football Dawgs for continued reporting on the Missouri Tigers and college football recruiting news.


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