Skipper Still Talking Tigers

The Missouri Tigers already have commitments from four outstanding offensive line prospects for the 2013 recruiting class. However, they may not be done, and it may come down to a decision between a few prospects,and who would pull the trigger first.

Last June, the Missouri Tigers identified OT prospect Dan Skipper  6'10"  280  Arvada (CO)  Ralston Valley at their one day camp in the Kansas City area. 

Since last summer, Skipper has become an increasingly sought-after prospect.  He currently reports scholarship offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Northwestern, Oregon State, Tennessee, Tulsa, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Washington State, and Wyoming, in addition to Missouri.

Skipper is planning to take some visits as soon as school is out.  He's taking a trip to the northwest to watch his brother play baseball, and he's going to look at some schools while he's in that area, including Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.   Then he's going to visit Missouri during the Tigers first team camp, and he also plans to visit Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Alabama.  He's planning to attend an offensive line camp at Alabama.

After those visits, Skipper wants to narrow things down from the 20-25 schools that he's currently considering.  He's not sure about the number of schools that he'll narrow down to, or when he'll be making a final decision.

"Whenever it feels right,"  replied Skipper, in response to my question about when a final decision might be forthcoming.

Our conversation turned to Skipper's thoughts about Missouri.

"I like where Missouri's at,"  explained Skipper.  "I lived in Kansas City this past summer.  I think I've got a pretty good feel for the people.  Missouri is all about the University of Missouri."

Offensive Line Coach Bruce Walker is Skipper's lead recruiter for Missouri.

"I've been talking quite a bit with Coach Walker,"   said Skipper.   "He's telling me that he wants me to be a Tiger!  That's the big thing that he has to say.  And, he wants me to visit."

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