ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with recent Missouri offer and 2016 WR prospect Albert Okwuegbunam 6’5” 222 Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin. Okwuegbunam talked about his Missouri offer, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“I was pretty excited about the Missouri offer,” explained Okwuegbunam, who said that he’s been talking to Missouri Offensive Coordinator Josh Henson. “It’s my first SEC offer. I really like what I hear about the Missouri program. I haven’t had a chance to see the campus yet.”
Okwuegbunam currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami, (OH), Minnesota, Nevada, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Southern Mississippi, Syracuse, Toledo, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, and Wyoming, in addition to Missouri.
He’s already taken a number of unofficial visits. He has yet to visit Syracuse and Missouri. He has scheduled an unofficial visit to Missouri for June 6.
Okwuegbunam said he knows a little about Missouri. But he’s interested in learning more about Mizzou.
“I know that Missouri is a really solid program in the SEC, and they’ve been really good, especially these past two years,” said Okwuegbunam. “And (I know) that they’re a fairly new addition to the SEC. But other than that, I don’t know a whole lot. I mean, I watched their game against Alabama last year.”
Okwuegbunam also plays basketball. He reports a personal best in the 40-yard dash of 4.50 seconds.
Okwuegbunam said that Missouri is recruiting him as a wide receiver. But there’s also the possibility that Okwuegbunam could grow into a tight end.
Okwuegbunam said that he wants to make sure of his school choice before he makes a decision. He’d like to have a decision before his senior season, but he said that he might have to wait longer.
He said that Missouri is already among his favorites. He wants to visit the school and “get a feel” for Mizzou, and meet all the coaches.
He said that he’s very interested in Missouri.
“Missouri is definitely one of my top schools,” said Okwuegbunam.