Oklahoma Lineman Checking Out Missouri

One of the top 2012 line prospects in Oklahoma talks to ShowMeMizzou.com about his visit to Missouri's junior day and overall recruitment

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke recently to Guthrie (OK) OT Blake Belcher 6'6"285 4.94 forty, who was among the attendees at a recent Missouri Tiger football junior day.

Belcher made the trip up from Oklahoma to check out the Tiger program among several, including Kansas and Oklahoma State, who he was making junior day visits to in 2011.

"The junior day visit to Mizzou was really good," said Belcher. "The facilities were really nice. They have a lot of new buildings and a great indoor practice facility. It's one of the better weight rooms I have seen."

Belcher continued to talk about his time in Columbia.

"I liked the coaches a lot. All the Missouri coaches were really cool. I got to shake coach Pinkel's hand, and I have a good relationship with coach Henson. He's really cool, we've talked a bunch. He recruits my school and recruited Kentrell Brothers to Mizzou. Plus, there were a bunch of other players from Oklahoma. I was surprised to see so many, and we all got to talk. We also got to see a pretty good basketball game. It was really cool,"he said.

I asked Blake about his relationship with Kentrell Brothers and if Kentrell was offering any recruiting advice or talking to him about coming to Missouri and continuing to be teammates.

"Kentrell and I are good friends. He is one of my closest friends that I have. He has talked about Mizzou to me, but he doesn't push me that way or anything. We have talked about how fun it would be if we played together in college, but he knows that I have to do what is best for me and go to the school that fits me best. He is helpful talking to him about the process" said Belcher.

Belcher had made earlier visits to Oklahoma State and Kansas. He spoke about those two schools.

Kansas- "I am pretty sure I have a verbal offer from them. It was pretty good. You can tell they are making strong efforts to improve the program."

Oklahoma State- "I really liked it. Their facilities are second to none. I get along really good with their O-line coach."

Belcher, who is considered by some to be the top offensive line prospect in Oklahoma for the class of 2012, will also be making junior day visits to Texas Tech and New Mexico.

He also claims interest in Oklahoma, Oregon State, Kansas State and Arkansas, and plans on making some spring visits to follow on his junior day ones.

"I am going to make it spring games or practices at Missouri,Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma for sure.Those are the ones I know I will see", he said.

I asked for his thoughts on the Tiger program overall.

"I like Mizzou. They are a good program and with Kentrell being there I will continue to follow them and consider them. We'll see if I get an offer from them."

Belcher plans on taking his time and letting the recruiting process play out.


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