Puryear Visit Confirms He Made Right Decision

Late last month, 2015 forward prospect Kevin Puryear Blue Springs (MO) South gave Missouri and first-year head coach Kim Anderson a verbal commitment. He took his official visit this past weekend, and shared his thoughts with ShowMeMizzou.com.

Late last month, 2015 forward prospect Kevin Puryear 6’7” 225 Blue Springs (MO) South gave Missouri and first-year head coach Kim Anderson a verbal commitment.

At the time, the big lefty had indicated that he is solidly committed to the Tigers after having chosen Mizzou over offers from Creighton, Miami (OH), Murray State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, and San Diego, among others. Over the weekend, Puryear was back at Missouri for his official visit, and afterwards, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about it. “I enjoyed myself,” said Puryear, speaking of his official visit to Missouri. “It was really fun! I definitely made the right choice. Everybody was welcoming. I love the guys. Love the coaches. It was a good weekend overall. I had a lot of fun.”

Puryear is Missouri’s first commitment for the 2015 recruiting class, and he told ShowMeMizzou.com that he knows he made the right choice, that he’s finished with his recruitment, and that he will sign with Missouri in November. He shared his impression of Coach Anderson. “(Coach Anderson)’s just a great guy,” said Puryear. “He genuinely cares about everybody on his staff, even the managers. He takes care of them. He takes care of his team.” I told Puryear that he kind of reminds me of Kim Anderson as a player. “That’s exactly what Coach Anderson tells me,” said Puryear. “Coach Anderson says that he sees a lot of similarities between the two of us.” Puryear said that he spent time with the Missouri team, but also with friends, including 2015 football commits Drew Lock and Ryan Williams. He’s also good friends with Missouri freshman tight end Kendall Blanton, as well as other athletes on campus.

Puryear said that he's planning to be back at Missouri next month, to try to help recruit other official visitors to Missouri. Coach Anderson has told Puryear, who is an in-state talent and a young man of high-quality character, that he wants him to be a cornerstone-type player for Missouri Basketball.


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