Weekend Visitor High On Tigers

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with the Missouri Tigers football visitor following his official visit to Mizzou, to get his thoughts on the weekend and his recruitment.

This past weekend, Missouri hosted junior college DE prospect Peter Bailey 6’3” 240 Raymond (MS) Hinds Community College on an official visit. After he left campus, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he shared his thoughts about Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.

“Missouri is a great place! The atmosphere of the game with the crowd was wonderful,” said Bailey. “I love how they put a lot into their players, school-wise and football-wise. I love how much the school puts time into their players with like tutoring and all of that to make sure that they have the grades. Not just worrying about football, but graduating.”

Bailey reported currently holding offers from California, FAU, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, and Southern Miss, among others. He verbally committed to FAU in September.

He said that Missouri is recruiting him as a defensive end. And, he’s hoping that the Tigers will come with an offer.

“Right now, Missouri said that I’m definitely one of the junior college defensive ends they’re looking at,” explained Bailey. “And, they’re looking at some other junior college defensive ends. We’re going to keep in contact with each other.”

He’s on pace to graduate in May. He’ll have three years to play two.

Bailey said that he participated in testing at his current size last spring at Hinds. He reported a 4.59-second 40-yard dash, a 35” standing vertical, a 9’7” standing broad jump, and 17 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.

Bailey indicated that if Missouri does come with the offer, he’ll be a Missouri Tiger.

“I’ll most definitely come to Missouri if they offer,” said Bailey. “It’s a great place! It’s something I can’t pass up, not just for football, but for the education and everything.”

"And, Missouri is doing a great job with the position that I play,” continued Bailey. “They’re putting a lot of D-linemen into the league.”

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