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Tigers stay on top

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Peoria (Ill.) three-star defensive lineman Josh Augusta shuffled his favorite schools several times over the summer, but for the last month Missouri has held onto the top spot for the 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect.
"They're my No. 1," Augusta confirmed this week. "Saturday I was supposed to go see them play Alabama, but I have a game this Saturday so I am trying to go see them play Kentucky [Oct. 27]."
Illinois, Michigan State and Oklahoma round out Augusta's top four. At Oklahoma, Augusta is in regular contact with defensive line coach Jackie Shipp.
"They call me every week," Augusta said. "Basically he always talks about the academics and how they would love for me to come down there and play for them."
Communication with the other two teams in his top four - Illinois and Michigan State - has been more sporadic.
"I haven't talked to Illinois in awhile," Augusta said. "I talked to [Michigan State] last weekend."
Augusta had to postpone official visits earlier in the fall because he had not taken the ACT or SAT. He completed that requirement in the last few weeks, but has not yet scheduled any trips.
"All the coaches told me they want me to take my official visits after the season," Augusta said.
Peoria High is in a fight to extend their season past the next two weeks. They currently boast a 3-4 record, and still have a shot at the post-season, according to Augusta, if they win their final two games.
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