Marcus Loud to Missouri once again

It’s back to the SEC for defensive end Marcus Loud of Houston/Wheatley.

After switching commitments from Missouri to Colorado on Sept. 30, Loud on Friday decided to switch back to Missouri and became the Tigers’ 17th commit of the 2013 recruiting class. Loud confirmed his commitment via text message.

A 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end, Loud originally committed to Missouri on May 30, but he switched to Colorado on Sept. 30. Loud said he was a fan of the Buffaloes’ family atmosphere, as well as his recruiting contact defensive ends/outside linebackers coach Kanavis McGhee.

When head coach Jon Embree was fired two weeks ago, Loud called the decision “heartbreaking.” He also admitted that while he was still committed, he’d take visits and weigh his options.

Loud is Missouri’s first defensive end commit of the class.