Junior college offensive lineman Yasir Durant is expected to sign with a school on Wednesday and enroll for the spring semester in January.
The Missouri Tigers made a strong final impression on him during his official visit over the weekend.
“It went great,” Durant told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com. “It went real, real good.”
A 6-foot-7, 340-pound freshman at Arizona Western, Durant projects as a right tackle at the next level and was hosted by Missouri starting right tackle Paul Adams during his visit.
What did he enjoy most about the trip?
“Just the coaches and the town and the players they put me with and the players I was around those two nights,” Durant said. “So basically everything.”
Durant, who is originally from Philadelphia, also got to spend more time with Missouri offensive line coach Glen Elarbee.
“While I was at Arizona Western, I think he came down there three times,” Durant said. “He’s a good coach. He’s a great guy. He really cares about you. He’s going to look out for you.”
Durant has three years of eligibility remaining.
What did the Missouri coaches say were the expectations for him?
“They just want me to come in, get down in weight a little bit and just work hard,” Durant said. “And if I work hard I can have a starting job.”
We’ll have more on Durant this week as he makes his college decision.
Want more BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com coverage? Become a member today to get insider information, members-only forums, exclusive videos, team shop offers and ticket discounts. Click HERE to learn more and get a 7-day free trial.