With the early exit of Jeremy Maclin to the NFL, Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff are in search of some big time play makers, a difference maker for years to come for the Tigers.
One Oklahoma athlete appears to be on the Tiger's Radar.
Julian Wilson of Southmoore High School in Moore OK, confirmed with InsideMizzou.com that he indeed has interest in the University of Missouri.
"I have a lot of interest in Mizzou," Wilson said. "I'm staying in touch with Coach (Josh) Henson a lot. He came by my practice on Tuesday. He is showing a lot of interest in me."
Wilson plans on taking an unofficial visit to Columbia sometime this summer and will perhaps attend one of the Tigers summer camps.
"Right now I hope to make it to one of their camps," Wilson said. "There are several campuses I want to see this summer including the one at Mizzou."
Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound athlete who runs a 4.3 forty, is expected to play wide receiver at the college level.
"Coach Henson is telling me that they would love for me to play the slot position, just like Maclin did," Wilson said. "He is also telling me that I could play defense for them, whatever position would fit me best."
Who is recruiting Wilson the hardest?
"I would have to say Arizona and Missouri," Wilson explained. "I really like Coach Henson a lot. He is very easy to talk to and is the type of coach I would love to play for."