The Missouri Tigers reputation for developing quality quarterbacks has not gone unnoticed by some of the most talented young QBs in the region and country.
A 2013 QB who had some great success this year recently visited Missouri for one of their final home games and came away impressed with what he saw and hopes the Tigers will be a school that has mutual interest in him.
Keouk (IA) junior quarterback Gabe Vandenberg 6'0" 175 4.8 40 is the younger brother of Iowa starting QB James Vandenberg and knows what it takes to be successful as the offensive field general. He threw for over 1,900 yards and 28 TDs with only 6 picks in 2011.
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with him after his visit to get his thoughts and gauge his interest in the Tigers.
"It was awesome!" said Vandenberg. " Everything was really cool. I came down with some of my teammates for a game and got to watch the team warm up and then had some great seats to watch the game. I got to see the locker room and facilities a little bit and talk with Coach Yost, who is really cool. I thought the whole experience was awesome."
"Missouri is just a great school, with a great offense and does a great job developing their quarterbacks."
Gabe says the Tigers told him that he is a QB in his class they will continue to stay in touch with.
"The said they want to check out my film and would like to have me come down for a junior day and camp with them next summer. I plan to do that," said Vandenberg.
"I feel like I have pretty good feet, a strong arm. good vision and see the field well and accuracy. I probably still need to work on correcting my footwork, but there is always something to improve on. Plus, I need to get stronger. I don't know if I am done growing or not either. My brother was my size as a junior and then grew to 6'2" 210 his senior season. So we'll see."
Vandenberg credits working with QB Edge coach Skip Stitzell for a lot of his success, and says that he will be attending the US Marine Semper Fidelis combine in early January.
ShowMeMizzou.com will continue following Gabe Vandenberg's recruitment over the next year.