Late Sunday afternoon rumors circulated that one of Florida's best offensive linemen had made a surprise commitment to a SEC school, the most surprised by the rumor was the prospect himself.
Cape Coral High School standout athlete Dan Koenig wasn't offended by the rumor, but called Scout.com to confirm that his recruitment was still alive and active.
"No sir I haven't made a commitment to anyone at this point," Koenig explained. "My phone has rang off the hook the last hour or so, everyone asking me if I was going to the University of Tennessee."
Koenig, who by many may be expected to follow in his older brothers footsteps and attend Oklahoma State, list the Volunteers as a strong contender for his services. Daniel played for the Cowboys until 2007 and Doug until 2003.
Missouri has been on Koenig's mind for a while, with the new arrival of offensive line coach Josh Henson a former Oklahoma State Cowboy, makes the Tigers more interesting for the talented offensive lineman. The Tigers recent offer increases Koenig's offer sheet to over 14.
"I have known Coach Henson for a while," Koenig said. "He is a great coach and was a great player at OSU. I'm excited about getting the Missouri offer last week. I will definitely take a visit there and check things out there."
Koenig recently took an unofficial trip to Knoxville Tennessee for one of the Vol's spring practices.
"It was a great trip," Koenig said. "I really like their coaching staff a lot. They have so much energy and there is so much excitement surrounding their program right now."
Koenig also loved the campus and stadium.
"It's incredible," Koenig said. "I was very impressed with the campus and facilities. I can't imagine how loud their stadium is on game day."
While Koenig hasn't committed to anyone he is feels that could come later this summer. The 6-foot-7. 260-pound athlete is enjoying the recruiting process.
"Right now I'm not rushing things," Koenig said. "When I'm sure that I'm comfortable with a certain school I will go ahead and make my commitment. Right now I'm not sure when that will be."
Scout.com will keep up with Koenig's recruitment and bring you the latest developments.