One position the Missouri Tigers have consistently recruited well since Gary Pinkel took over as the head coach is Quarterback.
Even with a stable of talented young QB's already on board, the Tigers have targeted their main prospect for the position in the 2015 class in Lee's Summit (MO) standout signal caller Drew Lock.
Lock. who has had an offer from the Tigers in football and basketball since last summer, was among the Tigers Junior Day event on Saturday, and spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com Sunday evening about his day in Columbia, as well as his recruitment overall.
"It was a great day! The basketball game was amazing! It was so exciting, and it really made me think a lot about playing both sports at Mizzou," said Lock with a chuckle when asked what stood out to him most about his junior day experience in Columbia. "The are a good team under Coach Haith. I wouldn't mind trying to help out and have them let me put up some threes if they wanted me to."
The Missouri legacy then turned his attention to the football portion of the day, and spoke even more highly about it.
"When I first arrived, the first people I saw were Coach Hill and Hale Hentges. It was my first time meeting Hale, and we really seemed to hit it off and spent a lot time hanging out and talking with him and Alex Ofodile. Coach Hill took myself, Hale and Alex into the hall where they have all the Missouri All-Americans on the wall. He told us how we could all be on there one day after coming and helping to win a National Championship at Mizzou together. Both are great players that I would love to play with in college. That was special and really stood out to me," said Lock.
Drew also said that the chance to meet and talk with so many of the coaches and getting to know them better was important.
" It was good to see everyone and put faces to names and hear what they had to say both about football and other things. I had a good talk with Coach Henson, and I like what he had to say about me an the offense. I can really see myself fitting in well there. I also spent some time talking with Corbin (Berkstresser), which was nice, and I got to meet Maty Mauk. The whole day was just a great experience.'
With offers already from Tennessee, Louisville and Indiana besides Missouri, and schools such as Oklahoma, Notre Dame and others starting to show more interest, and his junior basketball season starting to wind down, Lock is starting to focus more on his football recruitment and when he may want to make a decision.
" I have started to get the feeling that I have a pretty good idea where I may want to go. I have a couple other visits that I may want to take this spring, but I want to have my decision made by June. I want to be able to enjoy my last summer before my senior year without having to worry about it. This visit to Mizzou helps a lot," he said.
Drew said that he will return to Missouri during spring football.