Missouri is getting ready for it's annual Black and Gold game to wrap up spring practice for the 2010 season.
A number of football recruits will be on hand for the game, including Brazoswood (TX) LB/S prospect Clarence Green 6'0"195 4.47, who ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with recently.
I asked Green what he liked the most about Missouri so far in the process?
"I really like Coach Kul (Kuligowksi) a lot. I have good talks with him.He is a funny guy and seems very sincere. What I really like is that I can talk to him about anything.When we talk it's not always about football. We talk about my family and school, or just about what is going on in life.I like that."
"I also think Missouri would be a good place to showcase my ability and skills. I know they always have a good record and can go for the Big 12 championship on a regular basis."
I asked Clarence what position the Tigers were recruiting him for.
" If I can put on some weight and get bigger and put on 20 or more pounds then they want me at outside linebacker with my speed. If not then they have talked about strong safety. I am open to playing either."
Green, who plans on majoring in business has camped at Texas A&M last year and also visited Baylor this spring.
He informed me that those schools along with Missouri are high on his list so far.
" Right now I would say my top 3 schools in no particular order are Missouri, Texas A&M and Baylor. I liked my time at A&M and Baylor."
Clarence said that while he would like to make a decision, "sometime in the summer before my season", that a commit to Missouri if he liked it on his unofficial visit would be possible.
" If it's everything I want when I am up there it could happen. My family is supportive about me going away to school. They just want me to be happy, successful and most important get that paper in my major."
I also spoke with Brazoswood asst. coach Zeke Wintjen about Clarence's abilities on the field.
" Clarence is just a tremendous player.", said Wintjen. "He has great range along with his quickness and great speed. He plays inside linebacker for us primarily, but we move him around to utilize his strengths as a player. He is just a great athlete who runs a 4.47, can bench press 315lbs, squat 405lbs and has a 36" vertical jump."
Coach Wintjen said that most schools are recruiting him as an outside linebacker or strong safety.
As a junior in 2009 Green recorded 131 tackles- 71 solo- 60 asst- 7 and ahalf sacks, 14 hurries and 2 INTS.