On Saturday, Missouri offer and 2016 TE prospect Albert Okwuegbunam 6’5” 222 Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin took an unofficial visit to Missouri. Afterwards, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the visit, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“My Missouri visit went pretty well,” said Okwuegbunam. “We arrived on campus at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. I met with Coach Henson. Then we toured campus and Faurot Field................................................ My dad and my sister were with me. They really liked it. So did I.”
The talented receiver-tight end prospect also met with Coach Pinkel.
“I got to have a meeting with just me, my dad, my sister, and Coach Pinkel,” continued Okwuegbunam. “And also Coach Henson. They just expressed their interest in me, and talked about what Mizzou would have to offer for me. And Coach Henson specifically talked about what my role would be on the team.”
Okwuegbunam described what his role would be at Missouri. He described his role as a versatile, athletic hybrid tight end-receiver who would move around, stand up in the slot, or line up attached with his hand on the ground, or in the backfield, to stretch the field and make plays.
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.
“Coach Pinkel told me that Missouri would be a great place for me,” explained Okwuegbunam. “I told him that I like Mizzou, and that I am pretty interested in Missouri.”
Okwuegbunam did say that he knows that Missouri is only planning to sign one tight end in this class. Still, he wants to take some more time before making his school choice. He doesn’t currently have any visits scheduled.
“I just want to make sure that it’s the right school before I commit,” explained Okwuegbunam, who said that he might make a decision at the end of the summer, or he might wait until he’s had the chance to see some teams play this season.