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Missouri takes lead for Beckner

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Missouri hosted a contingent of prospects from East St. Louis (Ill.) on Tuesday. The visit resulted in one four-star commitment, and also put them in the lead for a second four-star prospect.
Rivals100 defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. has only visited Missouri thus far in the recruiting process. Today was his second time visiting the campus and he came away with greater interest in the Tigers.
"It is a good program," Beckner said after the visit. "I loved the campus, [especially] the indoor facility, the field and the weight room is real nice."
One of the highlights of Tuesday's visit for Beckner was the opportunity to meet former Tiger and 2013 first-round NFL Draft pick Sheldon Richardson.
"That was good," Beckner said of meeting Richardson. "He was talking about football and what you need to get to the League."
Four-star East St. Louis running back Natereace Strong committed to Missouri during the visit, and Beckner said he entertained that thought as well.
"It got me thinking," he said, "but I am not going to commit until Signing Day."
Although Beckner remains uncommitted, he did say Missouri has established themselves as the team to beat in his recruitment following Tuesday's visit and he continues to build a relationship with their staff.
"I liked the way the coaches are," Beckner said. "Coach Kul (Craig Kuligowski), the defensive line coach, he said to keep up the hard work."
Beckner's next scheduled unofficial visit will be to Ohio State on May 31. Other schools being considered for visits in the coming months include Alabama, Auburn and LSU.
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