Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2015 OT prospect Martinas Rankin 6’5” 300 Perkinston (MS) Gulf Coast Community College, who holds a Missouri offer. He talked about his interest in Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“The Missouri offer is big time,” said Rankin, who will be finished at Gulf Coast in December. “You know, it’s SEC. I’ve been following Missouri since I was young.”
Rankin reportedly holds offers from Auburn, Central Arkansas, FAU, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, South Florida, and Southern Miss, in addition to Missouri. He’s also hearing from Ohio State and Texas.
Rankin reports a personal best of 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a bench press maximum of 350 pounds, 450 in the squat, and a power clean max of 305 pounds.
Rankin said that he’s been talking to Missouri assistant coach Pat Washington.
“He said that they want me to come in and play,” said Rankin. “He wants me to come for a visit.”
Rankin named a narrowed list of schools that he is considering, including in no order, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss. He’s already visited Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He plans to take official visits to the rest.
He said that it would probably be after the season before he could complete his visits and reach a decision.