Missouri Offers Athletic Defensive End

The Missouri Tigers have been picked up steam in extending offers as the spring evaluation period has begun in full swing and have offered another St. Louis area standout today. ShowMeMizzou.com has the latest.

The Missouri Tigers have been picked up steam in extending offers as the spring evaluation period has begun in full swing.

There latest offer is to a rising DE from St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North named Renell Wren 6'6' 239 4.63 forty 35" vertical jump.

"I've just been offered by Missouri," said Wren in a text message to ShowMeMizzou.com about an hour ago. "Coach Ford came by the school today and just left. It feels good getting offered, especially from an SEC school. My options are always open, but Mizzou is a really good school. It feels great and Coach Ford said that it felt great about the decision to offer me. They still want me to come camp with them and said to keep up the great work."

Wren at Mizzou's 2013 spring game

Wren attended Missouri's spring game last month and felt as though the Tigers were seriously interested in him at that time.

"It was great getting up there for the spring game. Walking in and being greeted by coaches and seeing everything and then watching the spring game. Afterwards, I went down on the field and talked to Coach Pinkel. He was really friendly. He and Coach Ford talked at that time about me coming to camp," Wren said.

The super athletic defensive end prospect has played basketball for years and really turned his focus to football last season recording 43 tackles and 4 sacks while also playing OT.

At the Elite Football combine this year he ran a 4.66 forty and vertical jumped 35". At last weekend's Blue Gray combine he ran a 4.63 forty time and pushed 185lbs 30 times showing his strength.

A couple of schools noticed his talents before the Tigers did and extended offers as Memphis was first to offer followed by Illinois.

"Memphis has been recruiting me the longest. I really like Coach Odom and Coach Fuentes.I went down there for an unofficial visit and I really liked it. They have a great facility and will be moving to the Big East. It surprised me a little. And Illinois has offered. I went to their junior day and they made me feel very welcomed," said Wren.

Besides those schools, Renell has also made junior day visits to LSU and is hearing from Kansas State, Indiana and Auburn.

He said that he isn't in a hurry to make a decision and will explore all his options.

Renell Wren Junior Highlights

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