Prep Baseball Report

Missouri Signing Day: SEC Outlook

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Wednesday, November 8th, thousands of high school baseball players across the country signed their National Letters of Intent to successfully fulfill their dedication to playing baseball at the collegiate level, with hundreds of players in Missouri alone going through this process. 

Over the next few weeks, our staff will spend some time highlighting those names that signed their NLI to play baseball at the Division I level. We’ll do so by breaking these names up by conference, starting with the SEC, and working our way throughout the NCAA Division I landscape. At a later date, we’ll spotlight the names that signed to play NJCAA, NAIA, Division II, and Division III. 

Keep reading below to learn more about the names from Missouri that are headed to various different SEC programs next fall. 


The only SEC program in-state, Mizzou has three home grown players headed their way next fall, headlined by UTL Tytus Cissell (Francis Howell, 2024). A staple for a perennial powerhouse program since his freshman year, Cissell helped lead the Vikings to Class 6 state runner-up appearance last spring as one of the more productive players in the St. Louis’ area. A switch-hitter with bat speed from both sides of the plate, Cissell is capable of doing damage offensively in multiple ways. He’s comfortable spraying line drives to all fields, started showing a more authoritative barrel in the summer, and he’s also a double-plus runner that plays hard at all times with impact-type speed at his disposal. Cissell was one of the biggest summer winners across the region and he heads into a pivotal off-season with plenty of positive momentum behind him. 

Tytus Cissell

OF Brady Picarelli (Eureka, 2024) is another key name in this class that’ll call Columbia home next fall. He’s a highly physical 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete with tools across the board - 6.76 runner, 98.6 mph max exit velocity, 375 foot peak batted distance. Picarelli showed off a fast and explosive left-handed barrel at the A’s Scout Day this fall, blasting balls on repeat gap-to-gap with real middle-of-the-order type bat strength. Aside from his efforts in BP, Picarelli has proven he’s able to translate those tools to gameplay, most notably at the PBR Future Games in 2022 and with his 30 win Eureka Wildcats squad in the spring season. 

Brady Picarelli

With some of the highest pitchability in the class, LHP Wade Mann (St. Pius X, 2024) is another name-to-know in this recruiting class. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound southpaw was up to 90 mph in the winter and then again at Creekside, pitching in the upper-80s from an aggressive, intentful delivery. He’ll spin a more gradual breaking ball in the mid-60s, while also spinning a low-70s slider that’ll play on more of a lateral plane, and he’s shown a low-80s changeup to our staff in past looks as well. 

Wade Mann


Tennessee’s pipeline through Missouri under head coach Tony Vitello has been constant, and the Volunteers are adding two more upper-echelon prospects from the ‘Show Me’ state in this 2024 recruiting group. 

Currently the state’s top-ranked senior, INF Trey Snyder (Liberty North, 2024) should be a premium draft follow in the region this upcoming spring season with the potential to be a crown jewel of this recruiting class should he make it to campus. He’s helped lead Liberty North to back-to-back state titles, manning the infield’s premium defensive position while also serving as an anchor to one of the more potent high school offenses’ we’ve seen in the past few years. Snyder’s coming off a hot summer, where he hit at multiple high profile events across the pro circuit. It’s a simple, yet highly athletic, right-handed swing that doesn’t swing-and-miss in zone often, and he’s comfortable using the whole field as a top-of-the-order profile. Snyder’s agility and fluidity translates defensively too, as we’ve seen him bounce around the infield dirt with an exuberance of confidence in himself. A top-100 prospect in the nation for the 2024 class, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Snyder has the potential to be Knoxville’s next star. 

Trey Snyder

Turning to the mound, RHP Andrew DuMont (St. Louis University HS) is the highest right-handed pitcher on our current 2024 rankings and he’s slotted within the top-150 names nationally, too. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior holds upper-80s with his fastball, climbing up into the low-90s on occasion, and has also proven capable of throwing both his curveball and changeup for strikes in our looks. He’s a polished strike-thrower with a starter’s profile at the next level that brings a high floor to the rubber with an untapped ceiling as well. 

Andrew DuMont


The Razorbacks have recruited Missouri well over the years, in particular the Kansas City area, and they’ve tapped back into that pipeline again to grab LHP Cole Gibler (Blue Springs, 2024). The top arm on our rankings, Gibler brings a highly competitive demeanor to the mound that has consistently dominated in our looks throughout his prep career. He offers physical upside on a lanky 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame with a loose, quick, and deceptive arm. Gibler’s fastball saw a noticeable jump this year, touching 91 mph in multiple live looks, while pitching in the upper-80s. Mostly pitching off his fastball, Gibler will show feel for a changeup in the mid-80s while spinning an upper-70s slider with lateral action at times as well. Primed for a big senior season for a Blue Springs team that won their District last season, Gibler is another name in this class that should draw professional buzz in the spring. 

Cole Gibler


Moving to the SEC for the 2024 season, Oklahoma signed INF Drew Dickerson (Lee’s Summit West, 2024) to this recruiting class. Another top-100 prospect in the country, Dickerson owns an enormous offensive ceiling to pair with a professional 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame. His athleticism and strength for his age is alarmingly impressive - Dickerson ran a 6.68 60 with a 1.62 10-yard split and 20.2 mph of peak run speed at an event this winter, while also posting a 104.8 mph max exit velocity and 369 foot peak batted distance. Dickerson’s Blast Motion swing metrics are elite too, as he owns some of the highest hand and bat speed we saw across our winter circuit. There’s so much offensive ‘clay’ to work with in Dickerson’s profile and how much he hits consistently will only continue to enhance a ceiling that’s already amongst the highest in the region. 

Drew Dickerson


The reigning national champions added one name from Missouri to their recruiting class in LHP Brady Kehlenbrink (Parkway South, 2024). A member of Team Missouri at the PBR Future Games, Kehlenbrink really looks the part in a uniform, boasting a muscled-up 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame. We saw him up to 93 mph during the high school season, pitching in the upper-80s to low-90s with his fastball, from a tighter arm action that makes for a difficult angle against opposing hitters. Kehlenbrink flashed sharp spin with late bite on a low-to-mid-70s breaking ball in that look, and he’s comfortable throwing his changeup to the arm-side of the plate in the mid-70s as well. 

Brady Kehlenbrink


RHP Tristan Hunter (Forsyth, 2024) joined a strong Kentucky recruiting class that features a handful of other impressive names on a national level. Hunter starred in our first look this winter, pumping his fastball at 91-93 mph with all sorts of run and sink that peaked at over 19 inches of horizontal movement, per TrackMan. In that ‘pen, Hunter showed a 77-80 mph breaking ball with sweep and he turned over a low spin, natural running changeup at 77-81 mph, too. Still fully harnessing his loud arsenal and natural arm talent, Hunter is another arm in this Missouri 2024 class that owns a noticeable ceiling on the mound. 

Tristan Hunter