Mizzou 2020 DE commit flips to Illinois
It was Cooper Davis’ childhood dream to play at Missouri, but that dream has changed. Davis announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he plans to flip his commitment from Missouri to Illinois.
“First off, I’d like to thank the University of Missouri for their undying faith in my ability as a football player and as a man,” Davis wrote in his Twitter post. “Mizzou was a dream of mine from a very young age, but due to changes and much deliberation with my family, I’ve decided to decommit. I’ll always have a place for Mizzou in my heart, but it’s just not the fit for me right now.”
He continued to write “I am beyond blessed and honored to announce that I will be committing to and attending the University of Illinois.”
Davis originally committed to Missouri in June, but the Tigers are going through a coaching change and will be transitioning to Eliah Drinkwitz, who only has one year of head coaching experience. While Davis didn’t mention Drinkwitz or the Missouri coaching in his Twitter post, the changes to the coaching staff are the most obvious ones for decommitments this time of year.
Standing at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, Davis is a 3-star prospect and a Top 50 strong-side defensive end in the 2020 recruiting class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. In addition to Illinois and Missouri, he also reportedly received offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Louisville and three other Power 5 schools.