Andy Bauer is apparently following the lead of another Spartan in making a college choice before the start of his junior season.
Last summer Nolan Berry made a verbal pledge to play basketball in Butler in the fall of 2013.
Saturday, Bauer, a Sophomore offensive lineman for the Creve Coeur school, tweeted that he had given a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri. He already has scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Auburn, Florida and others.
Bauer cannot sign a national letter of intent until February 2014.
Columbia Daily Tribune Mizzou Football beat writer Dave Matter tweeted Saturday that Bauer and his family were at a spring practice Saturday morning.