Missouri Offer Makes Trout Happy

St. Louis 2018 defensive lineman picks up Tiger offer.

The Missouri Tigers had a lot of very good young football talent at their first team camp of 2015.

The top prospect in the class of 2018 in attendance was also one of the top prospects overall, and came away with a Mizzou offer.

"It feels awesome!,"said Trevor Trout a 6'3" 277-pound defensive tackle prospect from St. Louis Chaminade. "It takes alittl e stress off me but makes me want to work harder."

Trout, who camped with Mizzou last summer and was a standout as he was entering his freshman year of high school, was excited by the news of the Tiger offer, but not entirely surprised.

"I saw it coming, but it was surreal when it happened. They told me during one of my practices. It was great having Coach Pinkel offer me and talking about it. I really like the campus and the coaches."

The Tigers recent success of sending defensive linemen to the NFL under Gary Pinkel and defensive line coach Craig Kuligowksi has Trout's attention and has meaning to him.

"It does mean a lot, and especially when you're from St. Louis; that's a goal.To play in your home state and do it with the people you grew up with and put the Lou on the map. I am talking about Sheldon Richardson, Markus Golden, Kony Ealy,Jeremy Maclin,etc. all St.Louis players. You want to follow in those footsteps," said Trout.

Trevor said that he really did not have any other camps planned for this summer as of now.

Trout has been a prospect I have watched since the 7th grade. He has been a standout at the Elite Football Combine powered by the St. Louis Rams, and has dominated in both he has attended in testing, drills, and especially one on ones against players who were seniors in high school as he was entering the 8th grade. He saw a lot of action as a freshman on varsity for Chaminade.

He is Missouri's first in-state offer for 2018.

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