Ofodile enjoyed a terrific junior season, with 89 receptions for 1293 yards and 15 TDs. He has accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl next January.
Ofodile currently holds offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Earlier this week, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Ofodile’s father and head coach, A.J. Ofodile, and he indicated that Alex is currently in the fact-finding phase of his decision process.
“Alex wants to try to take a look at everybody that’s offered him,” said the elder Ofodile. “He’s still in the process, I think, of formulating exactly what he thinks is going to be the best fit for him overall, and trying to kind of put together a criteria of what that looks like. He’s kind of going through that process right now, so that he can make a little bit more of an informed decision.”
Coach Ofodile said that he’s not sure when Alex will reach a decision.
“I mean, he could love some place and commit tomorrow,” explained Coach Ofodile. “Or, he could not know until…………………………………. You know, for me, I’d prefer that it doesn’t go beyond, for me, I always think the end of the summer is a nice time. But at the same time, if you don’t know where you want to be, and you aren’t certain by then, you go beyond that. I mean, there’s no time frame, per se. He could figure out what he needs to do and what he wants to do tomorrow. But basically, the time frame is when he knows where he wants to be, and he’ll make a decision.”
Coach Ofodile said that his son understands that Coach Pinkel and his staff really want him to be a Missouri Tiger. And, he said that Alex is still high on Missouri.
“He definitely is high on Missouri,” explained Coach Ofodile. “He’s trying to figure out what’s the most important to him, and trying to figure out where he feels like he’s going to fit the best. You know, so he’s trying to make a head decision. But he’s definitely very high on Missouri. It’s kind of the team that he’s grown up with. And he’s right here in Columbia. So obviously, they had a great season, so sentiments are pretty positive, you know, a lot different than what things were last year, when he was still very high on Mizzou. So obviously, the season that they had hasn’t done anything to damper that enthusiasm.”
Last summer, Alex Ofodile recorded a 4.6-second forty. Coach Ofodile said that Alex hasn’t been timed in the forty since, but that he’s confident that Alex has improved his speed since last summer.
“He’s faster,” said Coach Ofodile, referring to the two-time All-State performer. “You can look at the film and see that he’s faster.”
The elder Ofodile said that Alex will continue to take unofficial visits this spring. He reported having planned unofficial visits this spring to Memphis, Ole Miss, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, in addition to Missouri.