This is Missouri’s 13th commitment of the 2022 class.
How’s your Saturday going?
For Eli Drinkwitz and the Mizzou Football coaching staff it’s been a good one. While August is generally a quiet month for recruiting, it doesn’t mean you can land a commitment or two. Or make a little extra noise by not just landing a commitment, but FLIPPING a 4-star linebacker from his Virginia Tech commitment.
Such was the case today as the Drink “Bat Signal” went out and this time with a tease about it being Flipmas season. Get it? FLIP-mas?
— Xavier Simmons (@Xmansimmons) August 14, 2021
Simmons visited Columbia back in June, and had been committed to Va Tech since around the same time, so it would seem the persistence paid off.
Get to know: Xavier Simmons
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Northwest Guilford
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Ht/Wt: 6’3 / 235 lbs
Rivals Ranking: 3-star, 5.6
247Composite Ranking: 4-star 0.8892
Total announced offers: 10
Offers to note: UNC, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, South Carolina
What they’re saying:
Four-star Class of 2022 has flipped from Virginia Tech, and is now committed to Missouri. Simmons is a linebacker out of Greensboro, North Carolina. https://t.co/b7Dc8F0rWH
— Calum (@C_McAndrew95) August 14, 2021
Second straight class @CoachDrinkwitz has pulled a 4-star LB from N.C.
Landed Dameon Wilson in 2021, Xavier Simmons in 2022. https://t.co/BAVZzCDzkQ
— Cory Smith (@RCorySmith) August 14, 2021
With Simmons’ commitment, Mizzou’s 2022 class ranks No. 25 by Rivals (No. 8 in SEC) and No. 17 in average ranking per player (No. 5 in SEC).
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 14, 2021