2011 Missouri Lineman Talks Tigers

Talented class of 2011 Lineman talks about Tigers and recruitment.

2011 is not a deep year for offensive lineman in the state of Missouri. Possibly the top player at that position is Francis Howell OT Matt Killian 6'6"270 4.9 forty.

Killian first caught our attention as a freshman with great size and athleticism back then. ShowMeMizzou.com recently spoke with Matt about his recruitment heading into the spring of his junior year.

"Everything is good so far." said Killian. " I have been hearing mostly from Missouri and Wisconsin, but I also hear from Illinois, Kansas St., Northwestern, Indiana and Duke along with a few others."

Matt recently attended Missouri's junior day back on January 30th and has received another invite to Wisconsin's junior day coming up later this month. He spoke highly of the Tigers junior day event.

" It was a good time. The coaches seemed very interested in us as people.I got the chance to see things up there how the facilities and academics work and the basketball game was good."

Killian is familiar with Missouri already because of family members who have and are attending there currently.

"My Aunt went there and my step-brother goes there right now. So I know about Mizzou a bit already. I have been a fan and liked the Tigers for a long time. If I got an offer from them it would be hard to say no."

So is Mizzou an early favorite for Killian?

"I would say they are right now. I know my family wants me to keep my options open until an offer actually comes, but I really like them a lot and could see myself playing there. It would be great."

Killian, who describes his strengths as a player as his" pass blocking and athleticism" is not sure if he will be making the trip to Wisconsin's junior day yet. Right now he is focusing on basketball which he starts for on his varsity team.

"We started off a little rough at the beginning of the year, but he have hit a bit of a winning streak lately."said Killian, who averages 5pgg and 5.4rpg for the Vikings basketball team.

Player Analysis: Matt Killian is a very athletic big man with long arms,good feet,quickness and can run very well. He uses his reach and hands well to pass block and is improving his run blocking. His time on the court shows with his footwork and agility, but he hasn't really dedicated himself to the weight room because of his time spent playing hoops. He has started working  with a trainer and self reports lifts of 275lbs benchm 465lbs squat and 235lbs clean.


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