September 8, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive back Randy Ponder (7) during the second half at Faurot Field. The Missouri Tigers wore new uniforms for the game, including a special helmet design. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Josh Augusta Visits Missouri

2013 defensive tackle Josh Augusta visited the Missouri Tigers this weekend. This is his first visit since visiting Ole Miss on November 23rd. Missouri’s cornerbacks coach, Cornell Ford, visited Augusta on November 26th.

Augusta currently has offers from sixteen teams. It is projected that Missouri is his favorite.

Teams that have offered at him include: Missouri, Michigan State, Illinois, California, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Purdue, and Texas A&M.

Josh Augusta played for Peoria High School in Peoria, Illinois this season. Peoria and Augusta won five games this season and did not make the IHSA playoffs. Augusta will play in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Game.

The four-star recruit is ranked 8th in the state of Illinois, 12th among defensive tackles, and 190th overall by 247Sports. His best trait is his pursuit to the football. Augusta is an athletic big man that can play on both sides of the football. He also played tight end in high school.

Augusta is set to officially visit Illinois on January 18th, 2013.

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