Eli Drinkwitz goes wild after defensive back Ennis Rakestraw signs with Missouri over Alabama and Texas
Turns out SEC coaches watch and celebrate commitment ceremonies in the same way that fans do.
At least that’s the case with Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz who watched with the rest of Mizzou fans on Wednesday morning as Texas defensive back Ennis Rakestraw held an emotional ceremony to announce his college decision. The defensive back teared up talking about the fact his mother doesn’t have to stress herself any longer when it comes to paying for his college tuition.
Considering Rakestraw recently took official visits to Alabama and Texas and received multiple coach visits leading up to National Signing Day, including one for Nick Saban, Crimson Tide fans were feeling confident about their chance to land the Lone Star State native. Rakestraw even admitted Alabama was his dream school during his ceremony.
While Alabama may have appeared to have all the momentum, Rakestraw turned around and committed to Mizzou.
Tiger fans that were surprised by Rakestraw’s decision were not alone.
After officially signing the defensive back from Texas, Missouri shared Drinkwitz’s real-time reaction to the news. Needless to say, Coach was a little fired up.
Check it out below: