On Saturday, Missouri hosted 2014 QB prospect Justice Hansen 6'4" 195 4.64 Edmond (OK) Santa Fe for the Tigers' Junior Day event. The Missouri staff had taken notice of Hansen during their recruitment of his teammate, 2012 DE Michael Onouha, who signed with Oklahoma earlier this month.
Hansen came away with a Missouri offer, the first of what will be many verbal offers for the talented signal caller.
"I'd never been to Missouri before," said Hansen. "I got to go through their facilities and meet the coaches. I really liked it. One thing that really stuck out to me is the coaching staff. They're great guys. They seem real genuine, and down to earth."
Hansen has been talking to Missouri Assistant Coach Josh Henson for a while.
"I wasn't really expecting the Missouri offer," said Hansen.
Last season, Hansen was one of the top sophomores in the state of Oklahoma, as he was key to Edmond Santa Fe's turnaround from 1-9 in 2010 to 10-2 in 2011. As a sophomore starting quarterback, Hansen threw for 2,558 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 529 yards and 8 scores.
Hansen said that he met Missouri QB James Franklin, and spent quite a bit of time visiting with Missouri Assistant Coach David Yost.
"I talked to him for a long time," said Hansen, referring to Franklin. "I was really surprised with him. He's pretty cool!"
"Coach Yost is a good guy," said Hansen. "He really knows his stuff."
Hansen plays basketball at Santa Fe, and he is participating in track this spring. He said that he plans to camp at Missouri this year.