December 9, 2007

Iowa OL takes in Tigers

Harlen (IA) OL Dan Hoch spent nearly a year committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The past two weekends, Hoch has been on different campuses making sure that he makes the right decision about college. This weekend, Hoch took his second official visit to Columbia, Missouri and came away impressed with the Tigers.

Hoch was one of the two visitors this past weekend who currently are not listed as a commit to Missouri in 2008. Hoch said that it was nice to talk with Josh Williams. The two got a chance to know each other a little and it was nice to talk with someone who understood his situation.

Along with Gabbert and Williams, Hoch said that he got a chance to meet several new people this weekend. Although he didn't get the chance to have a conversation with everyone, he did get a chance to talk a little with one of Missouri's first commits for 2008.

Along with the other recruits in town, Hoch got a chance to hang out with Missouri RS freshman Tim Barnes. He said it was cool having Barnes as his host and getting to know how things went as a lineman at Missouri.

Hoch said that he enjoyed getting to meet many of the Missouri coaches in person for the first time. He said that he talked with the coaches about what may be coming up in the future if he ended up playing in Columbia.

Hoch admitted that it wasn't the easiest time finding coach Pinkel this weekend because of all the travel. However, Hoch admitted that Saturday night might have been his favorite part of the trip.

Hoch said that he hadn't decommitted from the Huskers, but that the last two weekends have forced him to think about things. He said that one thing stood out about the Tigers and it left a favorable impression in his mind.

In the middle of three straight weekend visits, Hoch has been quite busy with welcoming coaches to his house. He said this weekend would be no different with visits from the three schools that he was heading to.

Is everything settled in Hoch's mind? He didn't think so, but he said that he did think next weekend would probably be his last visit. After visiting the cornhuskers one more time, he thought he may finally have an answer sometime in the next few weeks.

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