Monroe Mills, an Oklahoma State offensive lineman commit, will miss his senior season with a torn ACL.
“It kind of sucks,” Mills told the Columbia Daily Tribune regarding the injury. “(But) you’ve got to realize what’s the best for the future.”
Mills, who stands at 6-foot-7 and 285-pounds, announced his commitment to the Cowboys last week over Indiana, Kansas and Missouri. Prior to the injury, he intended to enroll early at OSU and play spring ball in 2020 at either tackle position. He’ll study business.
Tolton Regional Catholic (Columbia, Missouri) head coach Michael Egnew — a former Missouri tight end — said Mills will remain involved with the Trailblazers program to help with the O-line. The injury does, however, end Mills’ prep wrestling career for good. He went 41-8 and took third at heavyweight in Class 1A as a junior.
Mills is a three-star prospect ranked as the No. 28 overall player in Missouri and No. 123 overall player in his class by 247Sports. He joins offensive tackle Cade Bennett and offensive guards Eli Russ and Trent Pullen in, likely, rounding out OSU’s offensive line class for 2020. Mills is the Cowboys’ 14 commit.