Former Mizzou JUCO transfer Malik Young will play at Oregon instead

Malik Young was going to be a Missouri Tiger. But then eligibility became an issue.

So when the No. 6 JUCO defensive tackle in the country found out he would not be eligible to suit up for the Tigers this fall due to complications with SEC transfer rules, Barry Odom announced the big man would be seeking other opportunities.

That opportunity arrived fairly quickly, as’s Matt Prehm reported Wednesday that Young has committed to play for Willie Taggart’s Oregon program. He’ll be eligible to play immediately.

Details from Prehm’s report:

Young arrived in Eugene late Tuesday night and is now on campus Wednesday getting medically cleared as well as filling out the paperwork to begin practicing with the Oregon Duck football team as quickly as he can.

Young has one year of eligibility remaining after spending time at Eastern Arizona College.

He originally chose Missouri over a few other SEC schools, including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky, according to 247Sports. The Marietta, Ga. native picked the Tigers on National Signing Day in February.

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