When it came down to it, Travis Jorgenson decided that there was no reason to take a bunch of visits or spend any more time worrying about his recruitment. Everything he needed, he could find at home.
Thursday, the 5-foot-11 junior point guard from Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge ended his recruitment by committing to the hometown Missouri Tigers. The commitment came on the heels of an extended talk with the Missouri staff at their offices on Wednesday.
"Yesterday I went I went up to the Mizzou offices and talked to coach Haith and coach Chew for two or three hours," said Jorgenson. "We walked around the gym and talked about how great it would be to play for the hometown team and what an honor that would be. I'd actually known for a couple months that I knew I would commit if they offered. I thought I might wait a few days, but decided that I knew I was ready to commit.
"I know a lot of my friends are going to go to Mizzou and it's real important to me for my family to watch me play. Not a lot of kids get to go play for a major conference team in their hometown."
A quick playmaker who is one of the better ball handlers and passers in the class of 2013, Jorgenson is a big threat in pick and roll. While he's more of a traditional pass-first type point guard, his offense has been coming along as well.
"When I was younger I could definitely set up guys and if they have a hot hand I'm an unselfish payer who is going to get them the ball ," said Jorgenson. "I've been working on my shot a lot to add that aspect to my game. But basically, I think it's just that when I step on the court I'm going to do what it takes to help the team win. ."
Jorgenson mentioned that his relationship with Missouri assistant Isaac Chew was key. Chew had recruited him previously at Murray State and used to coach in the grassroots organization -- KC Pump 'N Run -- that Jorgenson currently plays for.
"I've talked to Coach Chew for a while and he has Pump 'N Run connections and is a great guy," said Jorgenson. "Then talking to coach Haith yesterday, he's a great guy and I'm really excited to play for him."
A three-star prospect who is currently ranked #101 nationally in the 2013 Rivals150, Jorgenson joins North Carolina big man Tyrek Coger in Mizzou's 2013 recruiting class.