Looking up to your older brother is almost human nature, especially if the older brother is worthy of admiration.
Tyler Gabbert hasn't missed many of his big brother's Blaine Gabbert's spring practices or scrimmages. The 2010 prospect was in attendance here Saturday to watch and his cheer his brother on during Missouri's last scrimmage before the Tiger's Annual Black and Gold Scrimmage that will be held this Saturday.
"I thought the scrimmage went well," the younger Gabbert told InsideMizzou.com Saturday evening. "Blaine threw the ball well. The offense is getting better, it was a great day for football."
Saturday's unofficial visit wasn't Gabbert's first or last visit to the Columbia campus. His brother is a sophomore, he has attended almost every Tiger football game and have made several practices.
"It's like home," Gabbert said. "I have really developed a great relationship with the coaching staff. They always make me feel welcome."
The younger Gabbert got a chance to visit with offensive coordinator David Yost, Coach Andy Hill and Coach Gary Pinkel.
"Coach Pinkel came over to the sidelines during the practice to say hi," Gabbert said. "He told me he was glad I was there and invited me back for the spring game."
Gabbert will join his parents for the Black and Gold game.
"I wouldn't miss it," Gabbert said. "I love the team chemistry and how the coaching staff gets along with all the players. That's important to me."
Is Gabbert close to making a decision?
"I would say it could be sooner than later," Gabbert admitted. "I have been weighing all the pros and cons and trying to make the best decision for me."
Gabbert recently represented the Show Me State in a Scout.com Regional 7-on-7 Tournament, where the Missouri Team won first place.
"It was a great tournament, very well organized and it was great to showcase our talents against some of the best talent in the country," Gabbert said. "It was great to win it, a lot of people on a national level don't look at Missouri as a football power, hopefully that changed a little after our showing."
Gabbert and his teammates will now participate in the National Finals to be held in Las Vegas during the Fourth of July Weekend.
"I'm really looking forward to it," Gabbert said. "We want to win the entire thing. We have a good team, it will be a lot of fun."