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Football recruiting: Carver DB Rupert commits to Missouri

12:00 AM, Feb. 03, 2013 EST

G.W. Carver safety Shaun Rupert plans to sign with Missouri on Wednesday. / MICKEY WELSH/ADVERTISER FILE

G.W. Carver safety Shaun Rupert, on a recruiting trip to Missouri this weekend, decided to go with the Tigers.

Rupert said Saturday that he'll sign with Missouri on Wednesday's National Signing Day.

He's the second Carver player -- as of early Saturday night -- to commit to a Southeastern Conference team.

"Growing up in Montgomery, it's everybody's dream to play in the SEC," Rupert said. "I'm real excited. It's a great family environment here and the staff is great, too."

Rupert was one of the top players on a secondary that gave up just one passing touchdown all season. He finished with 51 tackles and two interceptions.

The Wolverines expect around 10 players to sign with Division I-A schools Wednesday, highlighted by quarterback Jeremy Johnson to Auburn.

Rupert had previously made a verbal commitment to Arkansas State.

"Every kid in this region, especially this state and city, dreams of playing SEC football," Carver coach Billy Gresham said. "It's a great opportunity with a great staff to compete in the best conference in the United States."




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