Michigan linebacker enjoys trip to Columbia

It appears that Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel and coaching staff is attempting to establish a recruiting pipeline up north. The Mizzou Tigers have offered several high school prospects this spring from Michigan. It appears that the interest is mutual by several of the state's top prospects including outside linebacker Matt Zakrzewski. Go inside for the latest.

It appears that Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel and coaching staff is attempting to establish a recruiting pipeline up north.

The Mizzou Tigers have offered several high school prospects this spring from Michigan.

It appears that the interest is mutual by several of the state's top prospects including outside linebacker Matt Zakrzewski.

InsideMizzou.com caught up with the talented athlete Monday afternoon after he returned from an one day camp at Michigan Monday morning.

"I have been really busy the last couple of weeks," Zakrzewski said. "I went to Mizzou's camp in St. Louis last week and then went to Columbia afterwards to check things out."

Zakrzewski plays safety for his high school team, he is expected to play linebacker at the next level. He is listed at 6-foot-3 and 220-pounds and runs the forty yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

"I liked it a lot at Missouri," Zakrzewski said. "It was great, all of their facilities are new and up to date. I really enjoyed getting to know their coaching staff a lot better."

He currently is holding official offers from Missouri, Indiana, Western Michigan and Central Michigan.

"I was at Michigan this morning for an one day camp, I go tomorrow to Indiana," Zakrzewski explained. "My dad didn't come with me to Missouri, we are going to try to back up there for another visit."

The talented linebacker plans on narrowing down his choices after attending a few more camps, it appears the Tigers are in pretty good shape to make his cut.

"I do like it there a lot, there was nothing I didn't like about their program," Zakrzewski said. "It's a great place to play football and a great place to get a quality education."

Zakrzewski was also impressed with Pinkel and his coaching staff.

"They are all great guys, good people to be around," Zakrzewski said. "I liked everything about them, we will just have to wait and see."


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