Coslet Talks Commitment & Rehab

There are differences between prep football and college football with a major difference being red-shirt years. In high school, you don't red-shirt. You have four years of high school and every single one of them need to count, especially if you're looking to get a D-1 scholarship. Bart Coslet lost his senior season due to a knee injury and he can never have that year back.

"Sometimes I wish there was you could red shirt in high school." Bart Coslet said. "I didn't get to play at all my senior year because I blew up my MCL in my knee. It was a freak accident that happened in two-a-days before the season started.

"Right now I'm in rehab and my knee feels good. The doctor told me that things are looking good and I should be able to go full speed by the summer. I've started to get some light jogging in and I feel good.."

Luckily for Coslett, sitting out his senior year didn't hurt him when it came to recruiting. Missouri offered Coslett a scholarship before he was injured and he quickly accepted before practice started last fall.

"I knew Missouri is where I wanted to go all along," said the 6-foot-6, 245-pounder, from Francis Howell Central in St. Charles, Mo.,

"I wanted to represent my state. I had a lot of schools call and send my letters after I committed to Missouri but I told them that I wasn't going to change my mind. My heart was set on Missouri."

Coslet would've been a four-year varsity starter at the high school level. He was an all-conference and all-metro defensive end and tight end as a sophomore and as a junior. Missouri told Coslet they will start him out at strong side defensive end.

The odds of any true-freshman making an instant impact at the D-1 level are slim and although the future is bright for Bart Coslet, a red shirt year in Columbia will allow him to get bigger and stronger and more importantly, it will give his knee and extra year to heal.

Scout.com wishes Bart Coslet the best in his comeback and the future definitely looks bright for this fine student-athlete.

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