2015 Forward Puryear Talks Missouri Visit

The Missouri Tigers hosted visits from three different basketball prospects recently, including a class of 2015 standout from Kansas City, who spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com about his unofficial visit, and his interest in the Tigers basketball program.

Following his unofficial visit to Missouri on Friday, 2015 forward prospect Kevin Puryear 6’7” 225 Blue Springs (MO) South spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his latest Missouri visit, and the current status of his recruitment.

“My visit to Missouri was pretty good,” said Puryear. “I really enjoyed myself. They treat me good every time I go down there. I really enjoyed talking to Coach Haith and Coach Phelps and Coach Tibaldi and all of those guys. They treat me very well. I got to meet all of the (players). They are very cool guys to be around.”

Puryear reports currently holding offers from Creighton, Miami (OH), and Oklahoma State.

He has not yet received a Missouri offer.

“I think it’s coming,” said Puryear, speaking of a potential Missouri offer. “It’s just a matter of time. I’m not stressing at all.”

He’s also receiving recruiting interest from a large number of other schools, including local schools Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State, in addition to Alabama, Colorado, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Tulsa, and Xavier, among others.

“Missouri is definitely an early favorite for me,” said Puryear, who also said that Coach Haith indicated to him that he’s a high priority for the Tigers. “But, I am interested in other schools. And, I plan to take visits to other schools, as well as to Missouri……………………………………….. I would say that (Missouri) is a favorite, but my chances of going there are the same as anybody else’s chances of me going to their school.”

Puryear indicated that he’ll be back at Missouri for another visit in August. It sounds like he intends to be a frequent visitor to Missouri.

He’s not sure when he’ll make a decision, but he indicated that it will probably be next year.

“About a year from now,” replied Puryear, when I asked him about his timetable for a decision.


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