Ray to visit Mizzou for last official visit

This weekend marks the last chance for college coaches to leave that one last impression during each school's last official visit weekend. InsideMizzou.com confirmed Tuesday night that current Arkansas commitment Lance Ray of Havanna Florida will take an official visit to Columbia this weekend.

Exactly one week from day is National Signing Day for high school prospects across the nation.

This weekend marks the last chance for college coaches to leave that one last impression during each school's last official visit weekend.

It appears that one weekend left might be enough for Missouri to impress one of the nation's top athletes/wide receivers.

InsideMizzou.com confirmed Tuesday night that current Arkansas commitment Lance Ray of Havanna Florida will take an official visit to Columbia this weekend.

"I'm going to Missouri this weekend," Ray said. "This will be only my second official visit I have taken this year, Arkansas being the other."

With over 15 official offers on the table, what has intrigued the talented wide receiver to take a last minute journey to the Midwest?

"Missouri has been recruiting me hard for the last month," Ray said. "I want to explore all my options before making a final decision on signing day. This might be the best opportunity for me; I don't want to miss out on it by not visiting."

Another reason that Ray likes Missouri is the Tiger's past success the last four years and the success Jeremy Maclin has had during his career in Columbia.

"They want to use me in their offense like they used Maclin," Ray said. "Missouri has a proven record of success over the past few years. There is no doubt what they are going to do offensively. While some coaches may tell me they are going to change the offense just for me, I already know that Missouri's offense is designed for me and my talents. Missouri throws the ball a lot more than Arkansas does, they say they are going to throw it more, but it's not proven yet."

Ray, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver who has been clocked at Alabama and LSU camps at 4.35 in the forty, is excited to have something to compare the Razorbacks to before making a final decision.

"I want to see what Missouri has to offer," Ray said. "I'm going into this visit with a very open mind; I want what's best for me. We will see if that's Missouri this weekend."

Ray is currently ranked as a three star prospect by Scout.com and is rated in the ESPN Top 150 in the country.

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