Mizzou may pick up next commitment soon

A Texas High School linebacker prospect received his first official offer Monday from the University of Missouri. Is the offer enough to make the standout linebacker make an early decision. How close is he to becoming a Mizzou Tiger? For those answers and more, go inside with InsideMizzou.com to find out who may be the next Tiger pledge.

It may not take one Texas High School prospect very long to make his college decision.

San Antonio Schertz Clements linebacker Zach Winbush received an official offer in the mail today from the University of Missouri.

Is the standout linebacker close to a decision?

"I will call Coach (Gary) Pinkel tomorrow and possibly give him a decision," Winbush told InsideMizzou.com Monday night. "I'm extremely excited about the offer and the opportunity that Missouri has given me."

Is there a chance of an early commitment?

"My parents and I are discussing it tonight," Winbush said. "Yes there is a good chance I may make an early commitment."

It was just after fourth period when Winbush's head coach gave him the news.

"He is very proud of me receiving my first offer," Winbush said. "My teammates are very excited for me. Missouri is such a great program, they play intense defense, and I love that."

Winbush, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 forty, describes himself as an aggressive defender who loves seeking out the football.

"I find a way to the football no matter what," Winbush said. "I'm always in attack mode on the football field."

Although Winbush didn't attend this year's Alamo Bowl, he knew the Tigers were in town.

"I'm very aware of what type football they play," Winbush said. "I know they have had back to back 10 win seasons."

Other schools that are currently showing a lot of interest in the speedy defender are Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech, Rice, Colorado and Nebraska.

Stay tuned to InsideMizzou.com for the latest on Winbush's recruitment by the Tigers.

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