Mizzou legacy gaining big interest

Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge wide receiver Alex Ofodile had a strong season this year. Despite being young, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound sophomore has already started gaining notice.

Sophomore wide receiver Alex Ofodile has been to a junior day at Missouri and will head to one at Memphis this coming weekend.

In fact, even though he is in the class of 2015, he has already been invited to a trio of junior days.

“I’ve been invited to Memphis’ junior day, Mizzou’s junior day and K-State’s junior day,” Ofodile said. “Oklahoma has also called about my film too. I went to Mizzou’s two weeks ago and I’m going to Memphis’ on Friday. I couldn’t go to K-State’s because I had basketball.”

With the University of Missouri located in his hometown, the Tigers are more familiar with Ofodile than anybody else. An offer could come from them as early as this summer.

“They have a padded camp that my team actually goes to every summer,” he said of Missouri. “They said they’re going to evaluate me this summer and, if I have a good camp, I could end up getting an offer.”

Ofodile says he grew up a bigger fan of the NFL than of college football. However, he does have a big tie to a local school.

“My dad played for Mizzou – Anselm Ofodile,” he said. “He played there in the 90’s and he actually had some tight end records there.”

The elder Ofodile, who is also the head coach at Rock Bridge, is letting his son make his own choice though. The younger Ofodile says he is completely open at this point.

“He’s a big Mizzou fan so he’s pushing them for sure,” he said. “He’s not going to try to sway me or anything though. He’s really supportive in whatever I decide.”

Ofodile caught 60 passes for 824 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore and earned first-team all-state honors in helping lead Rock Bridge to the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

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