The state of Missouri has been on a roll producing some quality D1 caliber defensive linemen over the past few years. That is something that has been rare in the past.
ShowMeMizzou.com introduces you to 2013 DT prospect Dakota Brake 6'3" 265 ,from Springfield (MO) Glendale high school, who is garnering attention from multiple D1 schools early on, including the University of Missouri.
We first mentioned Brake in reports from the Missouri one day camp in Springfield this past summer and from his performance at the Missouri team camp also in June of 2011.
Through 7 games so far, Brake has recorded 64 tackles with 6.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
He has attended a Missouri game this season and will be attending the Tigers homecoming game against Iowa State this coming Saturday. ShowMeMizzou.com caught up with Dakota to get his thoughts on his Missouri visits and the Tiger program overall.
"There are several things that stand out about Mizzou, the coaching staff is great and treat me like one of their own. The facilities are second to none for the most part. Traveling the country going to several camps this summer I didn't see anything any better than Mizzou. The atmosphere is awesome in the stadium the M-I-Z chant is really something cool,"said Brake.
"My overall thoughts about Mizzou are that they are my home state, and my families, home town school. I have loved my time at Mizzou and look forward to their camps as some of the most fun times I have all year. I can say that Mizzou will always be in my top three no matter who approaches."
While Missouri stands out to him, he also has some other schools on his radar that he is hearing from and considering.
"I get letters from all over the country but the most interest I have gotten during the season is from the schools I have camped at…… Mizzou, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Miami. One of the biggest surprises has been hearing from Hawaii," said Brake.
Despite only being a junior, Brake seems to have his priorities in order regarding his recruitment.
"It is hard to not get sucked into each schools tradition and glamour when you are on other campuses, but you have to keep thinking what is best for you."
ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow Dakota Brake's recruitment over the next year and a half.