Skipper Discusses Mizzou Visit, Recruitment

During the midst of their team camp, the Missouri Tigers received an unofficial visit from 2013 OT prospect Dan Skipper. He talked to folowing his visit to bring us up to speed on his thoughts about the Tigers, and his recruitment.

During the midst of their team camp, the Missouri Tigers received an unofficial visit from 2013 OT prospect Dan Skipper  6'10"  280  Arvada (CO)  Ralston Valley. was able to speak with Skipper following his Missouri visit, and he talked about his Missouri visit and updated us on his recruitment. 

He and his family toured the Missouri campus and facilities, and looked into the available academic resources.  Skipper was able to spend time Friday evening with Missouri's top two QBs, in Corbin Berkstresser, who was showing Skipper and his family around Faurot Field, and James Franklin, with whom Skipper said that he was able to hang out and just relax.

"We like Missouri a lot,"  said Skipper, who plans to major in engineering.   "It's a beautiful campus!  We had a great time."

Skipper has built a good relationship with Coach Walker.

"I really like Coach Walker,"  said Skipper.  "And with Coach Henson, it's a great combo."

Skipper and his family also visited with Coach Pinkel and Coach Yost.

"I like them both a lot,"  said Skipper, speaking of the head coach and the offensive coordinator. 

Skipper reports scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State, and Wyoming, in addition to Missouri.  He's also receiving recruiting interest from a number of others schools.

Over the next two weeks, Skipper is planning to visit Vanderbilt and Tennessee, and he's going to camp at Alabama and Stanford.

He's already visited Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.

Skipper is continuing to play baseball this summer when he's at home.  He said that he and his family would talk about narrowing down his college choices later this summer, although he doesn't have a set number of schools or a timetable for narrowing down or making a final decision.

"I'm wide open,"   said Skipper.   "I'm leaving my options open right now.  We'll decide when we get back.  We'll look at everything, and crunch our notes, and see what feels right…………………………………………..  We'll see how it all plays out."

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