This weekend, Missouri will host junior college OT prospect Malik Cuellar 6’5” 285 San Francisco (CA) City College. In anticipation of his official visit to Missouri, the talented lineman spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about his interest in Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“I’m coming to visit Missouri on Friday,” explained Cuellar. “I’m going to watch the Georgia game……………………………………… Missouri offered me a scholarship in the spring. The Missouri offer is big! It’s a lifetime opportunity! I’m grateful.”
Cuellar currently holds offers from Arizona State, Georgia State, Iowa State, Marshall, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, South Alabama, Texas Tech, and Utah State, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Cuellar visited Texas Tech earlier this summer, and he’s also visited nearby Cal-Berkley. He has an official visit to Arizona State scheduled for later this month.
“Missouri’s in my top two,” said Cuellar. “I’m considering Mizzou and ASU right now……………………………………… I’m excited to see what Missouri has to offer.”
Cuellar was a qualifier out of high school, and he said that the Tigers tried to get him to transfer to Missouri for the 2014 season. Now, he plans to transfer in January, and he’ll have three years to play two. Missouri’s recruiting Cuellar to play left tackle.
“Missouri’s told me that I’ll be competing for the starting left tackle job in the spring,” explained Cullar. “There’s an expectation (on me), for sure.”
Cuellar said that he’s been receiving interest from other schools, and that he’s not sure when he’ll make a decision. He said that if he likes Missouri enough, his recruitment could end this weekend.
“It could be Missouri,” said Cuellar. “It could be. I very well could end it this weekend.”