Eli Drinkwitz and his staff have gone into the NCAA transfer portal to get some help up front. Mizzou landed a commitment from Eastern Michigan transfer offensive lineman Marcellus Johnson on Sunday.

Johnson shared the big news on social media.

Johnson spent the last 5 seasons at Eastern Michigan. He redshirted in 2018 and then played in 44 games over the next 4 seasons. The NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver for the 2020 season allows Johnson to return in 2023 for a sixth season, which he will use at Mizzou.

A graduate transfer, Johnson was recognized as a standout performer in 2022. Pro Football Network named Johnson to its All-MAC team, recognizing him as the conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. Johnson also received interest from Auburn, Illinois and Cal.