Olathe (KS) North TE/DE Josh Moore 6'5' 230 knew that Missouri offer would be coming today at the Tigers junior day he would be attending, because he said Mizzou assistant Andy Hill had told him it would.
Still, it was exciting for him when it actually happened.
"I'm really excited about the offer," said Moore following junior day. "I have pretty much grown up a Mizzou fan, and I was told by Coach Hill that I would get an offer when I came up, but it was great to actually talk to Coach Pinkel and have him tell me that they want me to come there and help them win a National Championship."
Moore said that he enjoyed all aspects of the day from when he arrived and was greeted to the basketball game, and getting to see his good friend and work out buddy Lucas Vincent.
"Junior day was great! I got to see a bunch of guys I know like Drew Lock, A.J. Cambric, Ryan Williams and some others. I also spent time with Louie when I was there. It was my first time actually at Mizzou, so I got to see a lot. Their weight room is huge, and I like their facilities. The coaches and every one was great!," he said.
I asked him where his visit and offer put Missouri among them.
"I like Missouri a lot. It is at the top. But, I am going to take my time, and I probably won't make a decision until later in the year or after next season.'
Josh said that Missouri coaches have asked him which side of the ball he would like to play.
"The really left it open ended. Coach Hill has said that I can pick where I want to play. If I can get the ball thrown my way then I like playing TE. If not, I also like playing DE and getting after the QB and hitting people. Missouri has done a nice job with their defensive linemen recently."