Mizzou Jr. Day Visit Helpful For Hentges

Among the many visitors to Missouri's junior day event they held yesterday, was 4-star TE Hale Hentges from nearby Jefferson City (MO) Helias. Hentges shared the details of his day at Mizzou, and how it has helped in his recruiting process.

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with 2015 TE prospect Hale Hentges 6’5” 230 Jefferson City (MO) Helias about his Missouri Junior Day experience, and about his recruitment.

“I really enjoyed the Missouri Junior Day,” said Hentges. “You know, I got to see some really good friends of mine, and we talked. It was just a great day! You know, Mizzou won against Tennessee in basketball, which is always good. You know, I’m a big basketball fan, too. And, I really enjoyed the time I spent with Coach Hill and Coach Pinkel. They are always great with me. I really enjoyed the whole day!”

Hentges named Alex Ofodile and Drew Lock as two of the friends with whom he spent time on Saturday.

“Drew is the type of quarterback with whom I’d want to play,” said Hentges. “I definitely want to play football with him.”

Hentges said that he, Lock, and Ofodile all talked about playing together at Mizzou. But he said that they’re not ready to make that decision. They're still considering other schools, including Tennessee and Ole Miss, among others.

“We continue to talk about (playing together),” explained Hentges. “I know it’s definitely a possibility. But, I think we all want to see some others schools………………………………… But, I feel like if one of us was to commit, then the other two would be more likely to commit.”

Hentges currently holds offers from a host of schools, including Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, 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, among others, in addition to Missouri.

Hentges said that he wants to take some other visits this spring, including another visit to Missouri during the spring.

Hentges said that he spent time on Saturday talking with Coach Henson about how Missouri plans to utilize their tight ends. He said that he likes what he heard.

Hentges talked about his favorite part of his Junior Day visit.

“Coach Hill took me and Alex and Drew to see all of the All-Americans on the wall next to the locker room,” said Hentges. “And he showed us how many of them have been from the state of Missouri. That was pretty cool!”

Hentges said that the Missouri staff makes him feel that he is a “high priority”, and that he would like to make a decision prior to his senior season.


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