Aldon Smith Talks Missouri

Despite his team's 1-2 start, Raytown senior defensive end-tight end Aldon Smith is off to a great start individually, posting five sacks on and roughly 90 yards per game along with three scores on offense. The ultra athletic 6-foot-6, 230-pounder also is beginning to focus more on recruiting. InsideMizzou caught up with him to see if he's planned his official visits and find out where MU stands.


"No, I don't have a leader. For real, I like them all the same," said Smith, who has offers from Mizzou, Nebraska, Kansas State and Kansas, along with interest from Iowa and Iowa State among others.

"I haven't set up my officials yet. I have to talk to my coach about that," he said.

Smith is hoping to make it to Columbia for the game this weekend, and will definitely be attending the Nebraska game Oct. 6. He had planned to attend the Nebraska-USC game last weekend, but didn't end up going. He's taking his time in terms of choosing a school because he wants to make sure he finds the perfect environment, and a program that suits all of his criteria.

"I just want to go somewhere where I'm going to play and get a good education, and feel comfortable," Smith said.

Smith has been keeping tabs on Mizzou and spoke yesterday with assistant coach Andy Hill, his primary recruiter.

"They haven't been on TV a lot, but when they're on, I watch them. They started off a little slow [with the narrow win over Illinois] but they're doing pretty good," he said.

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