Talk about being on the verge of a commitment.
That's exactly what the story is for Stillwell (Kan.) Blue Valley safety Trey Hobson. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound safety has been a long-time Missouri lean, but it sounds like he's about to make his college choice official.
"Really, it's down to Missouri for me," he said. "I'll probably make my final decision this week or the week after. I've just been talking to Mizzou, and I'm convinced that's the place for me."
Why is he so high on the Tigers?
"I feel like I'm wanted there," Hobson said. "The coaches love me and are telling me how much they want me there. Plus, I've been a Tiger fan all my life so why change now? I'm excited about everything now."
Hobson, who also has an offer from Ball State and interest from Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern, continued to gush about his love for Mizzou.
"They've got a lot of good guys committed and coming up," he said. "They're building something there, and I want to be part of something special. They have a great recruiting class and the coaches want me to be added onto it.
"Honestly, I love the coaches. They're great and they all seem like good guys. I feel like I could be treated fairly with no politics. Those guys play the best players and don't play favorites. There are a lot of factors, but it's mostly just because of the coaches."
Expect an official decision soon as Hobson is working on heading up to Columbia to talk to assistant coach Andy Hill. It's at that time, where you can finally add him to the commitment list for the Tigers.
Hobson earned first-team all-East Kansas League honors as a junior and was also a second-team all-metro selection as a junior. He had 58 tackles in 2005.