Defensive lineman Lucas Vincent announced his decision to be a Mizzou Tiger to the Missouri coaching staff on Saturday prior to the Black and Gold Spring game.
"Coach (Gary) Pinkel was very excited about my decision," Vincent told InsideMizzou.com. "He really got fired up when I showed him my Mizzou socks I was wearing. I was representing my new team from head to toe."
Vincent, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive end who runs a 4.8 forty, currently has six offers.
The standout defensive lineman realizes he will get a little heat from some of his fellow Kansas residents about his decision.
"The rivalry will definitely live on," Vincent said. "Coach (David) Yost told me yesterday the Tigers always steal the best talent out of Kansas. All the Mizzou coaches were very excited about my decision."
Vincent took a trip a couple of weeks ago to Columbia, that was all it took for the defensive end (expected to play defensive tackle at Mizzou) to realize the University of Missouri was going to be his new home.
"I have known for a week or so I was going to be a Tiger," Vincent said. "I love the new rec center and the new dorms. I will be living in both for a long time. The players, the coaches are just a lot different than some of the others I met. Everyone is so genuine; it made my decision an easy one."
Vincent will make a formal announcement today with local media and family in a mini press conference in Kansas.