Following his official visit to Missouri, 2011 OL Michael Boddie 6'6" 275 5.1 Gilmer (TX) (***) spoke with ShowMeMizzou about his visit, including Missouri's win over Oklahoma, and where his recruitment currently stands.
The big tackle, a former teammate of Missouri freshmen, Tristen Holt and Braylon Webb, recently received a Missouri offer. He's been verbally committed to Houston since March, but decided to take a look at Missouri. He told ShowMeMizzou that he's "known Tristen and Braylon since grade school".
"Man, it was crazy! It was indescribable," replied Boddie, when I asked him about the game. "It was awesome! It was nice sitting on the thirty yard line in the front row, too."
Boddie was hosted on his visit by Nick Demien. He talked about his visit.
"It was fun," said Boddie. "It definitely gave me a good idea about Mizzou. I've never been any farther north than Tulsa, so it was definitely different. It was cool. I really liked it! The facilities are awesome! I really liked it. I haven't made up my mind, yet. I've haven't decided, yet. I really liked it! It definitely helped me with my decision-making process."
Boddie said that "right now", he's still committed to Houston.
"Fairly soon," was Boddie's reply when I asked him about a time table for a decision on Missouri. "Probably in the next week or two. I want to sit down and talk to my parents a little bit."
"Pretty high, I mean, I liked it," said Boddie, with respect to his current interest in Missouri. "They're definitely up there. I haven't made my final decision, yet."
Boddie holds offers from Kansas, Rice, Tulsa, and New Mexico, in addition to Houston and Missouri, among others. He reports a 26" vertical jump, and a personal best of 305 lbs. in the bench, and "about 500" lbs. in the squat. He competes in the discus and the shot put. He's also the top male student in his senior class.
Boddie will complete high school in December, and plans to matriculate to his chosen college in January, 2011. ShowMeMizzou will continue to follow Mike Boddie's recruitment.