Four-star offensive lineman and Under Armour All-American Evan Boehm (Lee’s Summit, Mo./West) confirmed that he has decommitted from Missouri on Tuesday afternoon.
Boehm, No. 52 in the ESPNU 150, said made the decommitment official late Monday night. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman has been wavering with Missouri since the school announced it was leaving the Big 12 to compete in the SEC.
“There have been a lot of things to go on in the last couple of weeks that I’m now just confused about,” Boehm said. “With that, I just wanted to lay all my options out again.”
In addition to Missouri’s conference switch, the school recently has had to deal with coach Gary Pinkel getting arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and being suspended for Missouri’s game last week against Texas Tech.
Boehm said Pinkel’s troubles didn’t add or subtract to his decision to decommit, but he did mention that Missouri is still one of the schools still in the mix. Boehm mentioned Auburn, Oklahoma, Iowa and Kansas State as potential replacements.
“Definitely, Missouri is still up there,” Boehm said, “but I do feel like a weight’s been lifted off my chest. I feel bad because this is one of the toughest things I’ve had to do. I grew up a Missouri fan, but I had a feeling inside that I just didn’t feel right.
“I’ve talked a lot with my parents. It was tough, but it had to be done. Right now, I’m just going to roll with things and see what happens.”
He will kick off his revised recruiting process this weekend with an official visit to Auburn. Boehm said he will take five visits before making a decision, including a trip to Columbia, Mo., the weekend of Dec. 10.
Boehm’s decommitment puts Missouri at 13 commits for the Class of 2012. He is the second player this month to decommit from the Tigers, joining four-star running back and new Arkansas commit Jonathan Williams (Allen, Texas).