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Lafayette’s Brendan Scales drops Alabama pledge, says he’s heading for Mizzou

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WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI)- On the night before high school seniors can officially sign letters of intent to play college football, the University of Missouri has scored an apparent victory over national champion Alabama. Lafayette High School Tight End Brendan Scales confirms that he will drop his verbal pledge to join the Crimson Tide and stay in-state as a Tiger. He made the non-binding verbal commitment last April while visiting Alabama’s spring game.

He told FOX2 Tuesday night that he’s always loved Missouri and wanted to be able to play in-state and close to home.

Scales initially picked Alabama over MU, Illinois, Michigan State, and Arkansas, among others.  Scales just took an official visit to the Missouri campus this past weekend to meet with new Head Coach Barry Odom, who is trying to put the finishing touches on the 2016 class with a series of late charges for in-state players who had already pledged to play elsewhere.