JUCO DT Talks Tigers And Recruitment

While a rising Arizona JUCO lineman likes the Missouri Tigers offer a lot at the moment when talking about his recruitment, the next six weeks or so will have a lot to do determining the direction of where me may possibly land in college.

The Missouri Tigers have extended a scholarship offer to 2014 junior college DT prospect Calvin Heurtelou 6’3” 308 Scottsdale (AZ) C.C.. Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Heurtelou, and he updated us on his recruitment.

He talked about his interest in Missouri.

“I like Missouri a lot,” said Heurtelou. “They’re actually my number one, right now, on my list.”

Heurtelou explained that he was academically qualified coming out of high school in New York, but that he chose to play at Scottsdale Community College to increase his exposure as a college football prospect. Heurtelou currently holds an offer from Miami for 2013, and he has received offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Texas State, and Western Kentucky, in addition to Missouri, for 2014. Heurtelou indicated that other schools, including Oregon and Texas A&M, are close to offering.

Heurtelou explained that some conferences, such as the SEC, require that a student-athlete attend a minimum of three semesters, once they enroll at a junior college, before transferring to a four-year school. For that reason, the earliest that he can receive a scholarship to Missouri is for the Spring 2014 semester.

Heurtelou said that he will make a decision in June regarding whether he will transfer for this fall, or remain in junior college until December.

Heurtelou reported a personal best of 4.98 in the forty-yard dash, to go along with a 30” vertical, and 30 reps in the bench press at 225 pounds. He reported a bench max of 440 pounds. He also reported a maximum of 525 pounds in the squat.

Heurtelou is very strong with his hands, and he does a good job of shedding blockers.

Heurtelou indicated that if he remains in junior college this fall, that he would like to visit Missouri in season, so that he can get a feel for the game day atmosphere.

Heurtelou’s primary recruiter is Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski. Heurtelou said that he’s well aware of Coach Kul’s resume, a reference to Coach Kul’s success in developing NFL defensive linemen.

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