Pinkel looking for "Big" Texas linemen

It appears that Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff has put out Wanted posters in the Lone Star State in search of some big offensive lineman. One lineman that fits the mold that the Tiger coaching staff is looking for is Denton Ryan's Garrett Gramling. Go inside to see what Gramling had to say about his recent Mizzou offer and where the Tigers stack up right now.

It appears that Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff has put out Wanted posters in the Lone Star State in search of some big offensive lineman.

There is no doubt that there is a need for bigger linemen in the trenches at Mizzou, numerous offers have been extended in hopes of luring some of the Texas talent to the Show Me State.

One lineman that fits the mold that the Tiger coaching staff is looking for is Denton Ryan's Garrett Gramling.

Gramling, a 6-foot-6, 318-pound offensive tackle, confirmed with InsideMizzou.com Sunday evening that he indeed has an offer and interest in the Mizzou football program.

"Yes sir Missouri offered me just last week," Gramling said. "I'm very excited about receiving the offer. They are one of the more dominant schools that have offered me so far."

Gramling other offers include Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

Gramling is looking forward to doing some research on the Tiger football program, something he hasn't had time to do so far since he just received the offer recently.

"I know they have had back to back 10 win seasons," Gramling said. "They won the Cotton Bowl here in the Dallas area two years ago."

Gramling hopes to take a trip to the Show Me State to check out the campus first hand.

"I hope to get to make a trip up there," Gramling said. "I have to sit down and talk to my parents and see where all we can make visits to."

Does Gramling have an early favorite?

"Right now I would have to say Texas A&M, Baylor and probably Missouri," Gramling said. "I really like the coaching staffs at A&M and Baylor so far."

Being around personable coaches is very important to the All-Area offensive lineman.

"Personable coaches are very important to me," Gramling said. "I want to have coaches that I have something in common with."

Gramling also confirmed that Missouri has offered his fellow teammate and wide receiver Bud Sasser.

"Bud is a great athlete," Gramling said. "He is a big physical wide receiver; he is going to be a great one."


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