Gabbert enjoys unofficial visit to Mizzou

Having a big brother that is a big time college quarterback isn't something that happens to every high school quarterback. For Tyler Gabbert it's something that drives the competitive signal caller. Tyler got a chance to spend a day on the Columbia campus Wednesday. Go inside this FREE Read to get the latest on the talented signal caller's recruitment.

Having a big brother that is a big time college quarterback isn't something that happens to every high school quarterback.

For Tyler Gabbert it's something that drives the competitive signal caller. The opportunity of being on the same team has his older brother is something that intrigues the younger of the two.

"It would be fun to be on the same team with him," Tyler told InsideMizzou.com. "It would be great to go in and compete against him, to push him. I would definitely go in with the attitude that I was going to push him and compete for his job. It would make us both better."

The young of the two got a chance to see things on the Columbia campus Wednesday that he hadn't seen before as a college football fan.

"I got a chance to sit down with the academic advisors, a chance to tour parts of the campus I had never seen before," Gabbert said. "I sat down with Coach Ivey to discuss the strength program at Mizzou."

Does Tyler have a chance to be better than his older brother Blaine?

"He has the tools to be," said one Scout.com expert. "I think he will definitely be as good, but I'm better he may be better in the long run."

Blaine is a sophomore and Tyler will be a senior this fall. Is there enough space between the two?

"Of course I probably would red shirt and then I would be a red shirt freshman when he is a senior," Gabbert said. "Most quarterbacks go into a program with the hopes of being the guy for at least two years. That's usually all someone can ask for."

The younger Gabbert has one goal that is similar to his older brother.

"I want to be a big time college football quarterback," Gabbert said. "Whether it's at Mizzou or wherever I choose. I want to be the best I can be."

Gabbert currently has offers from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. He is being recruited heavily by Clemson and Oregon. Two other schools Indiana and Colorado have offered as well.

Gabbert has been chosen to represent the state of Missouri in the national 7-on-7 tournament at Ohio State in two weeks sponsored by Scout.com.

"It's an honor represent this great state," Gabbert said. "I want to show what I'm capable of and expect to showcase our state in the process."

Many expected Gabbert to possibly be the first signal caller to commit to Mizzou this year, that didn't happen when James Franklin from Lake Dallas Texas made his pledge to the Tigers last Saturday.

"Yeah I'm aware of it," Gabbert said. "You are going to have to compete where you go. It's always nice if you're the only quarterback in your class, but that doesn't always happen. This just gives me another reason to amp my game up and be ready to compete wherever I choose to go."

Gabbert didn't get a lot of time to see his older brother Wednesday at Mizzou, although he did get to sit in on a quarterback position meeting.

"It's great to see my older brother as the leader of the Tigers," Gabbert said. "He has come a long ways; it's great to see how far he has come in his career."


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