Pipkins Taking His Time With Recruiting

Park Hill (MO) class of 2012 defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins gives the latest on his recruitment and Missouri after recent visit to spring game

Many top prospects were in attendance at Missouri's Black & Gold Scrimmage, including 2012 DT Ondre Pipkins 6'3" 318 Kansas City (MO) Park Hill. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Pipkins, following his visit, and he talked about the experience, and where his recruitment currently stands.

Pipkins chatting with Aldon Smith

Pipkins said that he spoke with the Missouri coaches "a little" following the scrimmage. He talked about what they had to say to him.

"Just to keep working hard," reported Pipkins. "And, that I'm number one on their list................................. It felt good (to hear that)."

Pipkins was unwilling to name a shortened list, indicating that Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Alabama, and Penn State are among his schools of interest, in addition to Missouri. He said that he expects the list to continue to grow.

Pipkins did say that he might like to make a decision before the beginning of the season, but that if he's unable to do that, he may wait until after the season.

He said that he appreciates that the Missouri staff "doesn't pressure" him for a commitment.

"They just want me to take my time with it," explained Pipkins. "They just want me to stay focused on my grades."

ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow Ondre Pipkin's recruitment.

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