Collins Takes In Tiger Win, Gives Update

One of the many football recruits who were attending the Missouri Tigers game against Arizona State on Saturday night was 2013 Defensive Tackle target Maliek Collins. He spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com following the game to share his thoughts on his visit and update us on his recruitment.

2013 Kansas City (MO) Center Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins 6'2" 285lbs (4.8 forty) picked up an offer from the Missouri Tigers back at the end of July. Since then he has been thinking about his option of coming to the Tigers or waiting to see what else might come his way. On Saturday night, the talented DT took another unofficial visit to Mizzou to watch the game against ASU. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Collins following the game to get his thoughts and an update on his recruitment.

"It was good," said Collins of his most recent trip to Columbia. " The game was good. It was exciting there until the end, and the atmosphere, and talking to the coaches, seeing the facilities and locker room, talking with some other recruits was all good."

I asked Collins if he might be any closer to pulling the trigger for Mizzou or any other school?

"It's tough. Missouri is a great program and I can see myself being a Tiger. Coach Henson talked to me and said he was waiting to hear those seven words, "I want to me a Missouri Tiger", but I just smiled and laughed and told them that I needed some more time to think about it. I don't want to make a decision before I am ready. Plus, my Mom needs to come see the school with me before I would commit. I do plan on coming back most likely for the Alabama game, and I will be taking an official visit to Missouri after the season,"said Collins.

Maliek said that he is now hearing from Oklahoma and Iowa State along with Nebraska and Missouri.

"I am just talking to those schools now. I don't have an offer from any of them. We'll see what happens between now and the end of my season. It's a big decision and I just want to make sure I make the right one."

ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to keep you updated on Maliek Collins' recruitment.


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