Texas DT Hopes To Makes Black & Gold Game

Defensive tackle was a position the Missouri Tigers recruited hard for their 2013 recruiting class. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with a talented Texas defensive tackle who has a Tiger offer and speaks about it and his future plans.

After signing a strong 2013 defensive line class in February, Missouri quickly offered 2014 DT prospect Trey Lealaimatafao 6’1” 290 San Antonio (TX) Warren. Recently, Lealaimatafao spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his first offer, which came from Missouri, and he talked about his recruitment.

“Coach Kuligowski offered me in February,” said Lealaimatafao, speaking of the Missouri defensive line coach. “It was my first offer………………………………………. I was real excited to receive my Missouri offer! It was cool!”

Lealaimatafao currently holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Houston, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas State, and Tulsa, in addition to Missouri. He said that Oklahoma State and Texas Tech may offer soon, and he’s also hearing from LSU, among others.

The burly Samoan reported a 5.01 forty time, 28” vertical, 4.55 seconds in the 5-10-5 shuttle, a maximum in the bench press of 355 pounds, and 500 pounds in the squat. He throws for his school’s track team, and wants to major in Kinesiology, to prepare him for a career in coaching.

“Missouri’s a pretty good team,” said Lealaimatafao. “They’re in the SEC. I like that. It’s not the most important thing, but the SEC is a good conference to be in.”

Lealaimatafao has yet to begin to narrow things down. He said that he doesn’t have any favorites at this time. He does plan to visit Missouri this spring.

“Hopefully, I can go up there for (Missouri’s) Spring Game,” said Lealaimatafao, who said that he might be ready to make a decision as early as July.

“I’m looking for a school that has my major, which is kinesiology,” explained Lealaimatafao, talking about his criteria for choosing a school. “I’m looking for a family-oriented environment, and a team with good chemistry. And, I want to have good relationships with the coaches.”

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