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Iowa HS football star who committed to Huskers changes to Missouri

The top-rated player in Iowa -- an offensive lineman committed to Nebraska for more than a year -- has changed his mind and is now committed to Missouri.

"It just came down to a comfort level," Dan Hoch told PowerMizzou.com. "I felt comfortable with the coaches and Missouri just had that right feeling I just knew Missouri was the best place for me."

Hoch, out of Harlan, Iowa, is rated the No. 20 offensive lineman in the recruiting class of 2008 by Rivals.com.

A four-star recruit by Rivals, originally verballed to Nebraska in December of 2006. But after the firing of Bill Callahan, Hoch took visits to MU, Iowa and Illinois. He said he told MU coach Gary Pinkel of his change Monday night.

Hoch, 6 feet, 6 inches and 302 pounds, is the second high-profile recruit to ditch the Cornhuskers in favor of Missouri. The other was Parkway West quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

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