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Mizzou Flips 4-star North Carolina Linebacker from Virginia Tech

This is Missouri’s 13th commitment of the 2022 class.

mizzou football recruiting 2020

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?

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:

Mizzou 2023 Commitment List

Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
TE Brett Norfleet St. Charles, MO 11/21/2021 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.9234 6'7 225
DE Jahkai Lang Troy, MO 12/17/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8789 6'4 240
QB Gabarri Johnson Tacoma, WA 5/8/2022 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9045 6'0 200
K Blake Craig Liberty, MO 6/5/2022 2-star 5.30 NA NA 5'11 180
WR Marquis Johnson Dickinson, TX 6/13/2022 N/A N/A 3-star 0.8600 6'0 176
DB Nicholas DeLoach, Jr Cahokia, IL 6/25/2022 NA NA NA NA 6'1 170
ATH Jamal Roberts St. Louis, MO 7/3/2022 3-star 5.60 3-star 0.8600 6'1 200
5.64 0.8854