Highly Regarded DE Planning Missouri Visit

The Missouri Tigers have been busy evalauting prospects to help fill out the remainder of their 2013 football recruiting class. ShowMeMizzou.com talks with a recent defensive end offer who shares his thoughts on Mizzou and what his future plans are.

Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to 2013 DE prospect Randy Gregory  6'6"  240  4.65  Yuma (AZ) Arizona Western C.C.  After signing with Purdue in 2011, the native of Fishers (IN) ended up at the (AZ) junior college, where as a freshman in 2011 he was a monster off the edge and registered 82 tackles, including 20.5 TFLs, and 9 sacks.  

Gregory suffered a fractured fibula a week ago, and he plans to apply for a medical red-shirt for this year.  He's on track to graduate in December and will likely have three years to play three beginning next season.

"Missouri offered me a scholarship last week,"    said Gregory.    "I told them that I was honored to get the offer.   I used to live in Lee's Summit (MO), so I know a lot about the school."

Gregory reports offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Purdue, and Utah, in addition to Missouri.  He also said that he's hearing from several other schools, including Texas and Florida.  He said that Oklahoma "stands pretty well with me" right now.  He also told me that he's committed right now to Purdue.

Gregory said that he knew former Missouri LB Adam Burton, who had played football with Gregory's older brother when their family lived in Lee's Summit.  They moved to Indiana before he started the eighth grade.

He also reported a 34" standing vertical jump and a personal best in the bench press of 350 pounds.

Gregory said that beginning in December he will definitely visit Missouri, Oklahoma, and Purdue.  He also said that he would visit Texas if the Longhorns come through with an offer.

"I really want a good relationship with the coaches, and a good staff that knows how to develop me into a better player,"   said Gregory, talking about what he's looking for in a school.    "And, I want to play in a winning program, and a program that's close to home."

Gregory defined "close to home" as in the Midwest, which he said includes Missouri.  

"I really want my parents to be able to come to my games,"  said Gregory, whose parents now live in Michigan.

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