The Missouri Tiger have been looking for a few good offensive lineman for the 2011 class. Back in May they picked up a commitment from three star Canadian (TX) OL Taylor Chappell 6'6" 275, ranked the 34th overall best OG by Scout.com.
Taylor, whose high school team has a perfect 10-0 record and is in the playoffs, took his official visit to Mizzou this past weekend, and talked with ShowMeMizzou.com about the experience.
"I really had a good time", said Chappell."We arrived on Friday night and had dinner. Then I got the chance to sit in on some position meetings with the players and talk with my future coaches,coach Walker and coach Henson. Then in the morning we went to the game, and that was great. The crowd was really excited and showed a lot of passion. It was just like down at Canadian but with a lot more people."
"I asked Chappell what he thought of his future teammates performance and the game experience overall.
"They did a really nice job beating K-State. I could picture myself playing out there next year. I came up for the Colorado game, so I was familiar with the whole experience already."
Taylor also spoke highly of his tour of the campus and the academic side of things he learned more about.
" I got to see a lot more of everything then I had in the past. I saw more of the campus and dorms and everything. They are upgrading things and it was all great. I am looking forward to being a Tiger."
Chappell wasn't familiar with his senior stats, but he said he haa had a good season playing both offensive tackle and defensive end for Canadian. He informed me that coaches haven't informed me of where along the line he would play just yet."
"It doesn't matter to me where I play. I just want to play."
Taylor Chappell will graduate in May of 2011 and thought he would arrive in Columbia either in June or July for a summer session of school.