Over the weekend, Missouri hosted a number of official visitors, including junior college sophomore OT prospect Tyler Howell 6’9” 300 El Dorado (KS) Butler Community College. Following his visit to Missouri, Howell spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the Missouri visit, as well as the impression that the Missouri program made on him. He also updated us on the current status if his recruitment.
“I definitely enjoyed the Missouri visit,” said Howell, who explained that he felt more comfortable at Missouri than he has at other places. “Just being around all those guys, how they live by the whole family thing. It’s real. I like that.”
Howell talked about how the Missouri players made a very positive impression on him with the way that they accepted and included him.
“It was just different from a lot of places I’ve been, just like the comfort level. I think it just ties back into the whole family thing. I’ve heard people talk about the family thing. But when I’m there, or not even when I’m there, you can tell. (At Missouri) it was the players. I could tell (it was real). Just little stuff, like the players treated me like I was already there. They were just treating me like I had already signed, and was part of the team.”
Howell said that he also felt comfortable with the Missouri coaches.
“They weren’t trying to make a whole bunch of promises,” said Howell, speaking of the Missouri coaches. “They were just telling me what it was going to be like.”
Howell is a long, lean athlete, a former basketball player from Bonner Springs (KS), who has been receiving an increasing amount of recruiting interest. He’s already visited Arizona State, Arkansas, and Missouri. And, he’s planning to visit Georgia and Penn State in January.
“I definitely enjoyed Missouri,” explained Howell. “But I’m not going to make any decisions immediately. It’ll be after the Christmas break, in January…………………………………… I want to talk to my family.”
Howell pointed out that he has until February to make a decision. And, he’s of a mind to take as much of that time as he needs.
“I definitely like Missouri,” said Howell. “I just want to take my time with the decision.”