Mizzou landed a splash commitment for its 2025 recruiting class on Thursday. Matt Zollers is taking his talents to CoMo.

Out of Royersford, Pennsylvania, Zollers is a highly touted quarterback prospect. Listed at over 6-3 and 205 pounds, Zollers is rated 4-stars, the No. 2 player in the state of Pennsylvania, No. 8 quarterback and No. 78 recruit overall in the Class of 2025 on the 247Sports Composite.

After picking up 21 scholarship offers, Zollers narrowed it down to a final 4 of Mizzou, Georgia, Penn State and Pittsburgh. He was also showing interest in Alabama before decision day.

Zollers announced his pledge to Eli Drinkwitz’s program during a live commitment ceremony at Spring-Ford High School.


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Fans can get a preview of what Zollers brings to the Tigers by checking out his highlights below, via Hudl:

Impact of Zollers’ commitment

Drinkwitz has a lot to celebrate landing Zollers. Mizzou beating out Georgia for a quarterback certainly turns some heads in the college football world. It’s also significant to land a Pennsylvania kid that Penn State was recruiting.

Zollers is not the first prospect to commit to Mizzou for 2025, but with Juju Marks reopening his recruitment, Zollers is currently the only member of the Tigers’ 2025 class.

For Drinkwitz and Co., Zollers is an ideal building block. Quarterbacks tend to be the most active recruiters for their future programs.

Offensive players are drawn to play alongside top quarterbacks for obvious reasons. If Zollers can help convince top receivers and linemen to head to the Zou, it could help with defensive recruiting, too.

Talent attracts talent. Expect Zollers to spend a lot of time on campus this summer when Mizzou targets take their visits.

Most importantly, Zollers – assuming he follows through with signing – sets Mizzou up well at quarterback for the post-Brady Cook era.

Last month, Mizzou landed a pledge from Drew Pyne. A transfer quarterback with multiple years of eligibility, Pyne is expected to serve as Cook’s backup in 2024 and compete for the starting job in 2025.

The Tigers could have another talented option on the 2025 roster to go along with Pyne and Zollers. Sam Horn, a 4-star QB prospect from the Class of 2022, is sidelined for the next few months after having Tommy John surgery. Horn will miss the 2024 football season and is a highly regarded prospect for the 2025 MLB Draft, making his football future unclear.