One of the fastest rising prospects in the state of Missouri in the class of 2012, Nathanael Lohn 6'3" 265lb DE/DT, made an unofficial visit to Columbia (MO) on Wednesday to watch the Mizzou Tigers practice. Lohn, who is up to 6 verbal offers from schools such as Stanford, Kansas State, Iowa State, Minnesota and Indiana, talked to ShowMeMizzou.com about the visit.
"It was awesome! It went very well." Said Lohn. " I got to see them meet and practice, which was very intense and physical, and I got the chance to talk to coach Pinkel and coach Kuligowksi along with coach Hill. I really like coach Pinkel and coach Kul is a very fun and interesting guy."
I asked Nate if he got an idea from the coaches of their interest level in him
" They said that they like me a lot. That I move well for a defensive lineman and I am big and strong. I did not leave with an offer, but they said they would continue to recruit me and would be in touch. They also said they liked my film and we talked about Mizzou overall and football", Lohn said.
Lohn said that he was still hoping for a Tiger offer. He likes the fact that the school is close to home and his good friend Morgan Steward will be playing there, but he understands if an offer doesn't come.
" Morgan was the first person I called to tell about it after I left practice. I have always loved Mizzou and would like them to offer me and have them as an option to go there, but if they don't then I understand and will wish them the best on their season."
In the meantime, Nate will be taking a few more visits this coming weekend to some schools showing him recent interest.
" I will be going to Oklahoma this weekend to make visits to both OU and Oklahoma State", said Lohn. "I have been hearing from Oklahoma State and they invited me down for a visit, and my coach Bouchard contacted OU and they said they liked my film and wanted me to come down for a visit to."
Nathanael plans on making a decision before his senior season if possible.
" I will know when I like a school enough to commit and then it will happen."