Process wide open for 2014 OT Andy Bauer

The father of Andy Bauer (St. Louis/De Smet) told ESPN’s RecruitingNation Wednesday morning that the ESPN Watch List offensive tackle had decommitted from Missouri. The big question now: What’s next?

Craig Bauer said his son, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle, was looking to explore all options and make a decision sometime in the spring of 2013. Bauer has more than 30 offers from FBS programs, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Notre Dame. He also has looks from Oregon, USC and Wisconsin.

“Right now, he’s looking around and seeing what’s out there,” Craig Bauer said. “Missouri’s still high up there, but he’s looking at other options. Missouri’s cool with him doing this. They want him to make the right decision.”

Craig Bauer re-emphasized that Missouri is still a major contender for his Andy, but the family will weigh all options accordingly. They will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for Alabama’s regular-season finale against Auburn on Nov. 24.

“He does like Alabama a lot,” Craig said, “but he likes Mizzou and LSU and Oklahoma and the others. I think Oregon’s going to offer soon. Now that his junior season is almost over, he’s pretty excited to get moving. It all is going to come down to where he feels most comfortable.”

Andy Bauer originally committed to Missouri on April 7.