On Tuesday afternoon, the Missouri Tigers picked up a verbal commitment from 2012 OL Evan Boehm 6'3" 290 Lee's Summit (MO) West during his unofficial visit. After Boehm returned home, he took time to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his visit, and his verbal commitment.
"It feels awesome! I knew that I wanted to be a Missouri Tiger," exclaimed Evan Boehm. "And, now that I can say that I am a Missouri Tiger, it feels great!"
"It was a very exciting (day)," explained Boehm. "I've known since Memorial Day that I wanted to be a Missouri Tiger! Last Tuesday, I was just going to sit back and relax, and see how everything went. Last Tuesday basically sealed the deal for me. I walked in today knowing that I wanted to commit."
"I told Coach Pinkel first," continued Boehm. "Right after I told him, his head dropped into his hands, for about three or four seconds....................... I told him that I want to be a Missouri Tiger. I want to be a part of something special! Right now, you're building something special. I want to win the National Championship with the Missouri Tigers!"
Boehm said that after that, Coach Pinkel got up and gave Evan a "huge hug". Then, he talked about how some of the assistant coaches reacted when he gave them the news of his commitment.
"I told Coach Hill, and Coach Henson, and Coach Yost," continued Boehm. "And, they all jumped on top of me, and they were giving me hugs. It was a very fun time in Columbia today."
Boehm talked about his relationship with Justin Britt.
"Justin and me go back to my freshman year, when I wrestled him in the state semi-finals," explained Boehm. "He absolutely tore me to pieces....................... Ever since then, we've always talked to each other....................... I can't wait to play next to him next year."
Boehm talked about Corbin Berkstresser's reaction to the news of Boehm's commitment.
"After I committed, Coach Hill called Corbin to come on up," said Boehm. "Corbin came up, and I said, "What's up teammate!" And, Corbin said, "Teammate?" I said, "Yeah. Teammate! That's what I said." And Corbin got the biggest smile on his face, and gave me a hug."
Boehm will now turn his attention to becoming a recruiter.
"I talk to Ondre (Pipkins) all of the time," explained Boehm. "We are boys!"
In closing, Evan Boehm sent this message to Missouri fans. "It's a great day to be a Tiger!"