Offensive line is an area the Missouri Tigers appear to be targeting heavily for their 2012 recruiting class. Especially the interior of the offensive line at guard and center.
One of those players the Tigers targeted with an early offer was Malvern(PA)Prep lineman Connor Mahoney 6'4" 275 who we did a story on when he received his offer back in March.
ShowMeMizzou.com caught up with Connor's father, Regan Mahoney to get an update on his son's recruitment and where things stand with the Tigers.
"Things are going well. Lots of schools are checking out Connor as of late," said Mr. Mahoney. "Besides his offers from Missouri, Northwestern,Villanova and the Ivy league schools, he has had schools like Penn State,Michigan State, Stanford,Nebraska and Rutgers come by. Tulane is coming by tomorrow."
Northwestern was his most recent offer and the Mahoney's took a visit there.
" Connor liked Northwestern. They offered him as a defensive tackle."
Connor is also planning a trip next month to the University of Missouri.
"We plan on coming to Missouri that first or second week of June, I believe it is the 9th when they are having camp. Connor is looking forward to it."
I asked Mr. Mahoney if he knew about Connor's interest level in the Tigers.
"Oh, they are high on his list of schools. He talks to Coach Steckel and really likes him a lot. They have a good relationship. He thinks a lot of the school and football program and he really enjoys and loves all the coaches he has dealt with. Missouri is in need of some guards and centers and that is where Connor feels his future is in football,"said Mahoney.
Is a commitment possible during or after the visit?
"I know Connor would like to commit to a school and have it done before the season starts. We'll see what happens."
ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to keep you updated on the recruitment of Connor Mahoney by the Tigers.