Missouri Visit Opens Sykes' Eyes Even More

This past weekend, the Missouri Tigers 2014 offer Nile Sykes from Lombard (IL)Montini Catholic took an unofficial visit to Mizzou for their game against South Carolina. He filled ShowMeMizzou.com in on his trip, and thoughts on Mizzou.

This past weekend, Missouri offer and 2014 LB prospect Nile Sykes 6’2” 230 Lombard (IL) Montini Catholic took an unofficial visit to Missouri.

Afterwards, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com and he talked about his impressions of Missouri.

“The visit went really good,” said Sykes. “I had a really good time. All of the coaches showed a lot of love. I got to talk with all of the coaching staff.”

Missouri Assistant Coach Dave Steckel is the primary recruiter for Sykes. He said that Coach Stec introduced him to his family and he also met former Missouri LB Andrew Gachkar.

“They showed me around the sports complex,” continued Sykes, who was accompanied by his father. “It was a really good game. It was probably one of the best games I’ve seen.”

Sykes holds offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo, USF, and Western Michigan, in addition to Missouri.

He said that his unofficial visit to Missouri improved his opinion of Mizzou.

dquo;The visit definitely helped my opinion of Missouri,” explained Sykes. “Just seeing it all for myself, and getting to meet all the coaches in person.”

Sykes said that he has already taken unofficial visits to Illinois and Indiana, in addition to Missouri.

He doesn’t have any official visits scheduled at this time, but he said that he’s sure he’s going to take an official visit to Missouri.

“It was a really good visit to Missouri,” said Sykes. “It definitely opened my eyes to some good things about their program. I’ll be back to see it one more time.”

Montini begins play this week in the state playoffs against Morgan Park. Sykes will wait until after his team's playoff run to take official visits.

“Hopefully in December,” said Sykes, referring to his decision timeline. “I don’t see it dragging out into January.”

Sykes reports a personal best of 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 30” standing vertical, and a 4.1-second 5-10-5 shuttle.

Sykes said that he doesn’t have any favorite schools at this time.

“That has yet to be determined,” explained Sykes. “I’m still waiting to see what other opportunities come my way.”

Sykes said that he’s been talking to Minnesota, Northwestern, and Mississippi State.

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