Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2014 TE prospect and Missouri offer Hale Hentges 6'5" 230 Jefferson City (MO) Helias. Hentges confirmed to ShowMeMizzou.com that he will be in attendance this Saturday for Missouri's Junior Day, and he updated us on his recruitment.
Hentges said that he has received "close to 20" offers, including Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Memphis, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee, Tulsa, and Wisconsin, in addition to Missouri.
"Everyone is still in the running," said Hentges. "I like all of the schools."
Hentges said that Missouri is recruiting him as a tight end, and that he's still high on Missouri.
"Missouri is definitely still high on my list," explained Hentges, whose recruitment has really blown up since Missouri first offered him. "I look forward to building my relationship with the Missouri coaches more and more. I really like the fact that they're only 30 miles away from home. Missouri is definitely still in the running."
Hentges reports a 4.81-second 40-yard dash. He said that his junior year, he had about 65 catches for about 960 yards and 15 TDs. He also plays basketball for Helias. He talked about how Missouri plans to utilize him.
"Missouri is leaning more toward using attached tight ends," explained Hentges, who identified Coach Hill as his primary recruiter for Missouri. "That's what I enjoy. So, they're saying that I would be a traditional tight end."
He went on to say that Missouri would also utilize him some of the time in the slot, similar to how they've utilized their tight ends in recent years. He said that Missouri has expressed to him that he is a high priority for them, and that they really want him as their one tight end in this 2015 class.
"They definitely do that all of the time," explained Hentges.
Hentges said that "hopefully" he'll make a decision prior to his senior season.