On Tuesday, Missouri offer and 2016 athlete Isaiahh Loudermilk 6’6” 270 Howard (KS) West Elk took an unofficial visit to Missouri. Afterwards, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about the Missouri visit and his interest in the Tigers, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“The Missouri visit went well,” said Loudermilk, who said that Missouri is recruiting him to play offensive or defensive line. “I liked it a lot.”
Loudermilk currently holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, in addition to Missouri. He said that Oregon may be close to offering.
Loudermilk said that he and his grandparents toured the Missouri campus and met with some of the coaches, including his primary recruiter, Andy Hill, and Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel.
Loudermilk said that Missouri made a favorable impression on him during his visit. He said that the visit improved his opinion of Mizzou.
“I just kind of liked all their facilities, the campus, and the coaches,” explained Loudermilk.
Loudermilk also plays basketball and baseball. West Elk plays 8-man football. Loudermilk plays on the end of the line on both sides of the football, the 8-man equivalent of defensive end, and offensive tackle/tight end. He said that most schools have offered him to play on either the offensive or defensive line, or in the case of a school like Missouri, offered him as an athlete who could end up playing on either side of the football. He said that he prefers playing defense.
Loudermilk said that Missouri has currently moved up among his top schools, along with Kansas State and Oklahoma State. He’d like to take some other visits and make a decision prior to or during his senior season, but he acknowledged that his decision may have to wait a little longer. He wants to revisit Missouri before he makes a decision, and he’d like to attend a game at Mizzou.
“I’m hoping to come back to Missouri this season for a game,” said Loudermilk. “I’m not sure when or where I might take my official visits.”
Loudermilk admitted that he is “still pretty far away from making a decision”.
He also admitted that distance from home will be “a little bit of a factor” in his decision.
He did say that Missouri will “probably be one of” the schools to which he will take an official visit.