As recruits roll in to programs across college sports, fans are treated to plenty of interesting stories.
Today, college football fans learned about one particularly interesting recruit.
It’s not the fact that this recruit decided to reclassify and flip his commitment.
4-star quarterback Austin Simmons didn’t just decide to reclassify.
According to On3’s Hayes Fawcett, Simmons is skipping 2 grades to reclassify from the Class of 2025 to 2023 and also decided to switch his commitment across the SEC.
He was previously committed to play for the Florida Gators, but he will now be playing for Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels and will be eligible to play this coming year.
BREAKING: Four-Star QB Austin Simmons tells me he has Flipped his Commitment from Florida to Ole Miss!
The 2025 QB will reclassify to the 2023 Class & plans to enroll this summer
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) June 17, 2023
The report from Fawcett also revealed Austin Simmons’ absolutely unbelievable high school GPA.
According to Fawcett, Simmons had a 5.34 GPA and finished his high school classes as a freshman.
Now he’ll head to Ole Miss at just 17 years old to join a loaded quarterback room that includes standout transfer Spencer Sanders, who spent the last 4 years starting for Oklahoma State, and Jaxson Dart, who started for the Rebels last season.
That will give Simmons some time to learn and develop in the program before he gets a chance to be the starter in Oxford.
If his high school GPA is any indication, it probably won’t take him too long to learn the college game.
Head coach Lane Kiffin has also already taken this opportunity to troll his SEC following Simmons’ flipped commitment.
He shared a tweet that included a picture of Tom Petty’s top hits. Second on that list is “I Won’t Back Down”, which the Gators use during their football games.
🎶 🎶 great weekend vibes in Oxford! pic.twitter.com/rg5OAHX6mx
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) June 17, 2023
It will be a little while before this commitment flip really makes an impact for the Ole Miss Rebels, but it’s one that could be a big win for them down the road.