On Tuesday, 2015 TE prospect Hale Hentges 6’5” 230 Jefferson City (MO) Helias took an unofficial visit to Missouri. On his way home, he took a few minutes to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the Missouri visit, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“My Missouri visit went good,” said Hentges, who was accompanied on his visit by his parents. “We saw more of campus and got to tour more of the journalism school. And, we saw more of the rec center. And, we got to talk to the coaches more. We got a little better look at the campus. You know, it was really nice outside today, so it was a really good visit.”
“I really enjoyed my Missouri visit,” continued Hentges. “You know, it’s a really beautiful campus. And it’s one of the best journalism schools in the country. It was a really warm environment in which to learn. You know, in trying to picture myself there as a student-athlete, it’s pretty comfortable.”
Hentges had wanted to try to get a clearer picture of how Missouri will utilize the tight end position.
“I did get an answer to that question,” said Hentges. “They’re moving more toward a more pro-style utilization of the tight ends. You know, just becoming more versatile with respect to the use of the tight ends. It’s a really important position……………………………………. And Coach Pinkel pointed out that he was a tight end.”
Hentges currently holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others, in addition to Missouri.
Hentges said that Coach Pinkel also tried to impress upon him how important it is for Missouri to have the top players from Missouri on their roster. And, Coach Pinkel told him that they’re continuing to build the program and getting better and better players toward the realization of their goal of winning championships.
Hentges said that he’d like to have a final decision prior to August 1st.
“I’m getting closer to making a decision,” explained Hentges. “It’ll be sometime this summer.”
Hentges said that this visit helped Missouri’s standing in his eyes. And, he pointed out that his parents really like Missouri, as well.
“Missouri will definitely be in the hunt,” said Hentges. “In the end, it’s what’s best for me. I know that my family and friends will support my decision.”
Hentges said that he doesn’t expect to be taking any more visits “for a while”.