ShowMeMizzou.com first reported on the talents of Grandview (MO) TE/DE Freedom Akinmoladun 6'5' 230 4.6 forty time, back in April, and how the big athlete was fast rising in the eyes of college coaches with offers out from Kansas State, Illinois and Northern Illinois.
"Coach Hill has been by my school and spoke with my coach, and then I spoke with him later and he said that they will have an offer coming for me probably at camp if not before then," said Akinmoladun. "Coach Hill said that they like me as a Defensive End prospect, and that I remind him of Aldon Smith. I liked hearing that, and I like the fact that they are interested in me playing defense. I like playing Tight End, but I would prefer DE. I like Mizzou and what they have done with their defensive lineman and putting them in the NFL."
Freedom has a full slate of camps coming up in June starting with his own team camp, and followed with camp stops at Illinois, Kansas State and to most recent offer Nebraska. He is trying to fit in the Mizzou camp as well.
"It's tough because my team camp is the same time as the first Mizzou one day camp, and then the Illinois camp in on the 8th, and I don't really want to do back to back camps in consecutive days. However, my head coach has told me that I can go to the Mizzou camp on June 4th. So, I am trying to work that out now," he said.
Most schools are recruiting Freedom as a Tight End. He had 44 tackles and 8 sacks on the defensive side of the ball in 2012 while averaging over 21 yards per catch as a receiver. His physical play had an Arkansas coach tell him recently that he was the best blocker of any player they had seen in Kansas City.