I hope your gut is right but I feel he wants to go to the school with the 'biggest name/status'..... and that in this case would be mizzou with the mighty SEC affiliation.I feel like he wants to pull the trigger on Tulane. I also feel he needs to turn off any and every outside influence for that to happen. It might be too much to overcome. Just my gut feeling in his situation.
He already gave up the shot to START as a true freshman with Tulane to ride the bench for LSU.... If he really wanted to be at Tulane he would have announced it and would be an early signee.